Last week I shared a riddle I've been experiencing in life and Roger B. replied and shared a great laugh I had never heard before. As a reminder, here is my riddle. After that, the Joke that Roger sent, which gave me a wonderful laugh to start the day!
Pastor Tim's Riddle:
Q: "Do you know the difference between pastoring a small church and being self-employed?"
A: "When you are self-employed you don't wonder why you have to do everything!"
Roger B.'s Joke:
A pastor in Central Illinois went to the railroad depot everyday to watch the express train go by.
People from his church noticed this and we're concerned about him.
Finally the head of the church board approached him and said. "Pastor, is everything okay? We're concerned about you watching that train everyday."
"I'm fine!" replied the pastor, "I just like to see something move that I don't have to push."
It was election time and a politician decided to go out to the local reservation and try to get the Native American vote. They were all assembled in the Council Hall to hear the speech. The politician had worked up to his finale, and the crowd was getting more and more excited. "I promise better education opportunities for Native Americans!"
The crowd went wild, shouting "Hoya! Hoya!" The politician was a bit puzzled by the native word, but was encouraged by their enthusiasm. "I promise gambling reforms to allow a Casino on the Reservation!"
"Hoya! Hoya!" cried the crowd, stomping their feet.
"I promise more social reforms and job opportunities for Native Americans!" The crowd reached a frenzied pitch shouting "Hoya! Hoya! Hoya!"
After the speech, the Politician was touring the Reservation, and saw a tremendous herd of cattle. Since he was raised on a ranch, and knew a bit about cattle, he asked the Chief if he could get closer to take a look at the cattle.
"Sure," the Chief said, "but be careful not to step in the hoya."
The PearlyGates list features material that Pastor Tim thinks is funny but would probably generate emotionally fueled feedback if sent to his other more general and family safe lists. He knows the jokes are theologically, politically, and/or socially incorrect and he’s OK with that. And yes, he would tell these jokes to his mother, his children and even his church in certain public speaking situations where he is called pastor for reasons other than the jokes he tells.
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