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July 30, 2004

I know you like them. You've told me they are amusing and I agree. Here are some more of the funny lines provided from time to time by a reader who lives in another state. Thanks to that person for the contribution. Here we go:

There was a man who decided to write a book about the different churches in the U.S. He flies to San Francisco and begins taking photographs of the very large Grace Cathedral. Suddenly he spotted a golden telephone in a wall. A sign above it reads "$10,000 a minute." Intrigued, the writer seeks out the priest who explains that the golden phone is, in fact, a direct line to Heaven, and if he wants to he can talk directly to God. "Thank you very much," the man says, and continues on his way. This research takes him to Milwaukee, Chicago and New York. Each time he notices the same type of phone with exactly the same sign. Each time he seeks out the parish priest, and each time he gets the same answer - it is a direct line to God. He thanks the priest and continues on his way.

This continues through many other states and finally he arrives in Texas. Upon entering a small rural church he is about to pass by the same golden telephone with the sign above. It grabs his attention. This time the sign reads "Calls 25 cents." By now he is fascinated. He finds the Pastor. He says to him: "Sir, I have been in cities all across the country and was told that it was a direct line to Heaven. And that I could talk to God. But in all of the other churches it was $10,000 a minute. Your sign reads 25 cents. Why?" The Pastor smiles benignly and says: "Oh my son, that's easy. You're in the South now. It's a local call."

Enough for one day. Let's meet here again very soon