Wednesday, August 27, 2008


A drunk man who smelled like beer
sat down on a subway next to a
The man's tie was stained, his face
was plastered with red lipstick, and
a half-empty bottle of gin was
sticking out of his torn coat pocket.
He opened his newspaper and began
After a few minutes the man turned to
the priest and asked, "Say Father,
what causes arthritis?"
The priest replies, "My Son, it's
caused by loose living, being with
cheap, wicked women, too much
alcohol, contempt for your fellow
man, sleeping around with prostitutes
and lack of a bath.
"The drunk muttered in response,
"Well, I'll be damned, " Then returned
his paper.
The priest, thinking about what he
had said, nudged the man and
apologized. "I'm very sorry. I didn't
mean to come on so strong. How
have you had arthritis?"
The drunk answered, "I don't have it,
Father. I was just reading here
that the Pope does."

MORAL: Make sure you understand the question before offering the answer.

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