Thursday, June 4, 2009

Vatican Humor

A friend of mine from a now defunct prayer group sent me a joke. It is a "Catholic Joke". Yeah, even though I am Catholic, I find some of those funny. I have heard this one before, only it was whe JPII was Pope, and the idea was that he had a led foot when driving.


After getting all of Pope Benedict's luggage loaded into the limo, (and he doesn't travel light), the
driver notices the Pope is still standing on the curb.

'Excuse me, Your Holiness,' says the driver, 'Would you please take your seat so we can leave?'

'Well, to tell you the truth,' says the Pope, 'they never let me drive at the Vatican when I was
a cardinal, and I'd really like to drive today.'

'I'm sorry, Your Holiness, but I cannot let you do that. I'd lose my job! What if something
should happen?' protests the driver, wishing he'd never gone to work that morning..

'Who's going to tell?' says the Pope with a smile.

Reluctantly, the driver gets in the back as the Pope climbs in behind the wheel. The driver
quickly regrets his decision when, after exiting the airport, the Pontiff floors it, accelerating
the limo to 205 kph.. (Remember, the Pope is German..)

'Please slow down, Your Holiness!' pleads the worried driver, but the Pope keeps the pedal
to the metal until they hear sirens.

'Oh, dear God, I'm going to lose my license -- and my job!' moans the driver.

The Pope pulls over and rolls down the window as the cop approaches, but the cop takes one
look at him, goes back to his motorcycle, and gets on the radio.

'I need to talk to the Chief,' he says to the dispatcher.

The Chief gets on the radio and the cop tells him that he's stopped a limo going 205 kph.

'So bust him,' says the Chief.

'I don't think we want to do that, he's really important,' said the cop.

The Chief exclaimed,' All the more reason!'

'No, I mean really important,' said the cop with a bit of persistence.

The Chief then asked, 'Who do you have there, the mayor?'
Cop: 'Bigger.'

Chief: ' A senator?'
Cop: 'Bigger.'

Chief: 'The Prime Minister?'
Cop: 'Bigger.'

'Well,' said the Chief, 'who is it?'

Cop: 'I think it's God!'

The Chief is even more puzzled and curious, 'What makes you think it's God?'

Cop: 'His chauffeur is the Pope!'

Give me a sense of humor, Lord,
Give me the grace to see a joke,
To get some humour out of life,
And pass it on to other folk.


Peter P said...

I'd forgotten that joke!

Thanks for the reminder!


Wendy said...

I've heard that one with Billy Graham as the driver. Funny stuff!

Marni said...

Snort! :)

Like Wendy, I heard the one with Billy Graham. (The Baptist version I suppose). Now let's change it to Rob Bell so the emergent movement can have a joke for themselves as well...

Helen said...

Hey, here's an idea! We can change it from the Pope, to Joel Olsteen, and have him chauvering the OTHER guy (hint, the one who ISN'T God)....

katdish said...

I need to know if there was a moon roof in this car. Because how else is he going to drive with his pope hat on?

Pray for me, huh?

Helen said...

He doesn't always wear his pope hat. He never would have made it through the Lincoln tunnel on his visit here last year if he wore it.

Now who is gonna pray for me? katdish can get away with papal humor, not knowing better and all, but the vatican holds higher expectations from me...(snort!) Yeah, right! They have been praying for me to become an Episcopalean for years....(KIDDING!)

bman said...

Ha! As if God wouldn't be driving himself!

I wonder if God creates things that we've created in movies and books to play with and ride around on? Like speeder bikes from Star Wars? That'd be awesome.

God's my kind of guy.