Helping the Pope
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 98 19:31:36 -0800
Subject: Helping the Pope
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A shy gentleman was preparing to board a plane when he heard that the
Pope was on the same flight. "This is exciting," thought the gentleman.
"Perhaps I'll be able to see him in person." Imagine his surprise when the
Pope sat down in the seat next to him for the flight. Still, the gentleman
was too shy to speak to the Pontiff.
Shortly after takeoff, the Pope began a crossword puzzle. "This is
fantastic," thought the gentleman. "I'm really good at crosswords.
Perhaps, if the Pope gets stuck, he'll ask me for assistance." Almost
immediately, the Pope turned to the gentleman and said, "Excuse me, but do
you know a four letter word used to refer to a woman that ends in
'u-n-t'?" Only one word leapt to mind ... "My goodness," thought the
gentleman, "I can't tell the Pope that. There must be another word." The
gentleman thought for quite a while, then it hit him.
Turning to the pope, the gentleman said, "I think the word you're
looking for is 'aunt.'" "Oh, of course!" exclaimed the Pope. "Do you have
© 1998 Peter Langston