Jeremy Flint was a member of the British Team that finished as runners-up in the Bermuda Bowl in 1987. When invited to play by the British Bridge League he informed the secretary Anna Gudge, that he would only accept provided his room had a bath rather than a shower.
There was no email in those days and it was only after several letters and faxes had been sent that Anna was able to give Jeremy the necessary confirmation and he confirmed that he would be delighted to play.
Consumed with curiosity Anna asked why it was so important for his room to contain a bath rather than a shower.
"My dear Anna," replied Jeremy, "it is quite impossible to smoke a cigar in the shower."
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