A Texan was taking a taxi tour of London and was in a hurry. As they went by the Tower of London the cabby explained what it was and that construction started in 1346 and it was completed in 1412.
The Texan replied, "Shoot, a little ol' tower like that? In Houston we'd have that thing up in two weeks!"
The cab passed the House of Parliament next, the cabby stating that it started construction in 1544 and was completed 1618.
"Boy, we put up a bigger one than that in Dallas and it only took a year!"
As they passed Westminster Abbey the cabby was silent.
"Whoa! What's that over there?" asked the Texan.
"Darned if I know, wasn't there yesterday..."