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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 97 15:15:15 -0700
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An old man from a far-off land once sat down next to a priest on the subway
in New York. Having never seen a priest before, he asked, "Excuse me, sir,
but why do you have your shirt collar on backwards?"
The priest politely answered, "I wear this collar because I am a Father."
The old man thought a second and responded, "Sir, I am also a Father but I
wear my collar front-ways. Why do you wear your collar so differently?"
The priest thought for a minute and said, "Sir, I am the father for many."
The old man quickly answered, "I too am the father of many. I have four
sons, four daughters and too many grandchildren to count. But I wear my
collar like everyone else does. Why do you wear it reversed?"
The priest, who was beginning to get exasperated, thought and then blurted
out, "Sir, I am the father for hundreds and hundreds of people!" The old
man from the far-away country was taken aback and was silent for a long
time, but as he got up to leave the subway train, he leaned over to the
priest and said, "Mister, perhaps you should wear your pants backwards!"
© 1997 Peter Langston