Church sleeper - Right Again!
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 96 15:30:37 -0800
Subject: Church sleeper - Right Again!
Forwarded-by: Jef Jaisun
One day Mrs. Murphy went to have a talk with the priest at the local church.
"Father," she said, "I have a problem--my husband keeps falling asleep
during the sermon. It's very embarrassing. What can I do?"
"I have an idea," said the priest. "Take this hatpin with you. I will be
able to tell when Mr. Murphy falls asleep, and I will motion to you. When
I do, you give him a good poke in the leg."
In church the following Sunday, Murphy dozed off. Noticing this, the priest
put his plan to work. "And who lay made the ultimate sacrifice for you?" he
said, nodding to Mrs. Murphy. "Jesus!" Murphy cried as his wife jabbed him
in the leg with the hatpin. "Yes, you are right, Mr.Murphy," said the
Soon, Murphy nodded off again and the priest noticed. "Who is your
redeemer?" he asked the congregation, motioning towards Mrs. Murphy.
"God!" Murphy cried out in growing anger as he was stuck again with the
hatpin. "Right again," said the priest, smiling.
Before long, Murphy again winked off. However, this time the priest did not
notice--he was picking up the tempo of his sermon and becoming quite
animated, making motions that Mrs. Murphy thought might be signals to
bayonet her husband with the hatpin again.
The priest asked, "And what did Eve say to Adam after she bore him his 99th
son?" Mrs. Murphy poked her husband, who yelled, "You stick that fuckin'
thing in me one more time and I'll break it off and shove it up your arse!
© 1996 Peter Langston