Re: "The Golden Phone"
- From: "Stanley Barthfarkle" <sbarth@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2006 07:08:30 GMT
Guess you gotta amuse yourselves with warm fuzzy Canadian jokes when
it's -20c outside ;-)
"Frank Olson" <Use_the_email_links@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>A reporter decided to write a book about famous churches around the world.
>For his first chapter he decided to write about American churches. So he
>bought a plane ticket and took a trip to Orlando, thinking that he would
>work his way across the country from South to North.
> On his first day he was inside a church taking photographs when he noticed
> a golden telephone mounted on the wall with a sign that read "$10,000.00
> per call". The reporter, being intrigued, asked a priest who was strolling
> by what the telephone was used for. The priest replied that it was a
> direct line to Heaven and that for $10,000.00 one could talk to God. The
> reporter politely thanked the priest and went along his way.
> Next stop was in Atlanta, there, at a very large cathedral, he saw the
> same golden telephone with the same sign under it. He wondered if this was
> the same kind of telephone he saw in Orlando and asked a nearby nun what
> its purpose was? She told him that it was a direct line to Heaven and that
> for $10,000.00 he could talk to God.
> "O.K. thanks" said the reporter.
> He then traveled to Indianapolis, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Boston and
> New York, then on to Portland and north to Seattle. In every church he saw
> the same golden telephone with the same $10,000.00 per call sign under it.
> Upon leaving Seattle, the reporter saw a sign saying "Route 5 North to
> Vancouver, CANADA" and decided to see if Canadians had the same golden
> He drove for awhile and finally arrived in White Rock, BC and sure enough,
> there again in the local church was the same golden telephone, only this
> time the sign under it read "25 cents per call". The reporter was
> surprised and so intrigued that he asked the church's pastor about the
> "Father, I've traveled all over America and I've seen this same golden
> telephone in many churches. I'm told that it is a direct line to Heaven,
> but in every state the price was $10,000.00 per call. Why is it so cheap
> The priest smiled and answered: "You're in Canada now son, it's a local
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