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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Wed, 22 May 96 14:24:20 -0700
Subject: Papal Economics
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The CEO of Tyson Poultry gets an audience with the Pope. At this meeting,
he offers the Pope a million dollars if they will just change the wording
of the Lord's Prayer from "Give us this day our daily bread" to "Give us
this day our daily chicken." The Pope laughs and sends the CEO on his way.
Two months later, the CEO gets another audience with the Pope and this time
he offers five million dollars with the same condition. This time the Pope
scowls at the CEO and says that his joke is losing its humor.
Six months later, the CEO gets another audience with the Pope and this time
he offers fifty million dollars. Without a word, the Pope turns and walks
out of the room.
In the next room, the Pope calls together his advisers: "I have good news
and bad news. The good news is that we can get a fifty million dollar
donation in one lump sum, but the bad news is that we'll lose the Wonder
© 1996 Peter Langston