[CS-FSLUG] Telephone to Heaven

Fred A. Miller fmiller at lightlink.com
Tue Dec 30 13:18:36 CST 2008

On vacation in Rome, I noticed a marble column in St. Peter's with a
golden telephone on it.  As a young priest passed by, I asked who the
telephone was for. The priest told me it was a direct line to Heaven,
and if I'd like to call, it would be a thousand dollars. I was amazed,
but declined the offer.

Throughout Italy,I kept seeing the same golden telephone on a marble
column. At each, I asked about it and the answer was always the same:
a direct line to Heaven and I could call for a thousand dollars.

Then - I went to Ireland

I finished my tour in Ireland. I decided to attend Mass at a local
village church. When I walked in the door I noticed the golden
telephone. Underneath it there was a sign stating: "DIRECT LINE TO
HEAVEN 25 cents."

"Father," I said, "I have been all over Italy and in all the cathedrals
I visited, I've seen telephones exactly like this one. But the price is
always a thousand dollars. Why is it that this one is only 25 cents?"

The priest smiled and said, "Darlin', you're in Ireland now. 'Tis a
local call.

"Politicians and diapers need to be changed
regularly -- and for the same reason."

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