Subject: A little joke to end the year
On vacation in Europe Bob noticed a marble column in a church in Rome
with a golden telephone on it. As a young Priest passed by, Bob asked who
the telephone was for. The Priest told him it was a direct line to heaven,
and if he’d like to make a call it would be a thousand dollars. Bob was amazed but
declined the offer.
Throughout Europe Bob kept seeing the same golden phone on a marble column.
At each he asked about it and the answer was always the same;
a direct line to heaven and he could call for a thousand dollars.
Bob finished his tour of Europe with a stop in Ireland. He decided to attend
Mass at a local village church. When he walked in the door he noticed a
golden telephone on a column and there was sign saying;
“DIRECT LINE TO HEAVEN – 25 CENTS”
“Father” he said, “I’ve been all over Europe and in all the churches
I saw there were telephones exactly like this one, but the price to make a call was
always a thousand dollars”. “Why is this one only 25 cents”?
The Priest smiled and said, “Lad, you’re in Ireland now. It’s a local call”.
Athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh
(Happy New Year)