Joke 902

11 Sep

Today’s subject matter was inspired by Laurie, who posted about New York on her blog.

Improv Everywhere No Pants Subway Ride 2012-Ne...

Improv Everywhere No Pants Subway Ride 2012-New York City-Times Square to the N Train (Photo credit: FreeVerse Photography)

A minister dies and, resplendent in his clerical collar and colorful robes, waits in line at the Pearly Gates. Just ahead of him is a guy dressed in sunglasses, a loud shirt, leather jacket, and jeans. 

Saint Peter addresses this guy, “Who are you, so that I may know whether or not to admit you to the Kingdom of Heaven?” 

The guy replies, “I’m Joe Green, taxi-driver, of Noo Yawk City.” 

Saint Peter consults his list, smiles and says to the taxi-driver, “Take this silken robe and golden staff, and enter into the Kingdom.” 

So the taxi-driver enters Heaven with his robe and staff, and the minister is next in line. Without being asked, he proclaims, “I am Michael O’Connor, head pastor of Saint Mary’s for the last forty-three years.” 

Saint Peter consults his list and says, “Take this cotton robe and wooden staff and enter the Kingdom of Heaven.” 

“Just a minute,” says the preacher, “that man was a taxi-driver, and you issued him a silken robe and golden staff. But I get wood and cotton. How can this be?” 

“Up here, we go by results,” says Saint Peter. “While you preached, people slept — while he drove, people prayed.”

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10 Responses to “Joke 902”

  1. laurieanichols September 11, 2013 at 04:07 #

    Brilliant!!! I have been in a few taxis whose drivers would definitely be eligible for the silken robes and regal staff. hee, hee. though I wasn’t laughing at the time. 😀

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  2. Katharine Trauger September 11, 2013 at 04:15 #

    ah-yep! 😉

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  3. slpmartin September 11, 2013 at 04:26 #

    That one was just wonderful….definitely made me laugh out loud.

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  4. Terry September 11, 2013 at 04:26 #

    oh wow, that was awesome!!!! I got a good laugh out of this one!

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  5. sharechair September 11, 2013 at 11:39 #

    Loved the punch line!

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  6. Al September 11, 2013 at 14:44 #

    That’s not fair at all. I’m sure many parishioners were praying for the service to end.

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  7. SidevieW September 11, 2013 at 19:43 #

    so true. lol at the logic of it all

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  8. David J. Bauman September 12, 2013 at 06:32 #

    tee hee

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