I don’t know about you, but I always dread going through customs when I land after an international flight. There is always that fear of getting pulled aside and having to empty your bags isn’t there. It’s bad enough if you haven’t bought anything into the country that you didn’t declare, but far worse if you did.
Anyhow, a distinguished looking young lady was on a flight returning from Switzerland.
She found herself seated next to a priest and asked him, “Excuse me father, may I ask a favor of you?”
“Well of course Miss, what can I do for you?” he replied.
“Well father, here’s the dilemma”, she said to him. “I purchased for myself a superbly sophisticated electronic hair remover. I paid a lot of money for it. I really went well over the limits set forth by Customs and I fear they will confiscate it from me. Could you perhaps secret it through Customs for me under your robes?”
“I certainly could, my dear, only I must warn you I really am not ever able to lie”, the priest replied.
“You have such an honest face, father, surely they will never ask any questions of you” and with that she handed him the hair remover.
After landing, they proceeded through Customs and it became the father’s turn in line.
“Good afternoon Father”, the Customs agent said to him, “do you have anything at all to declare?”
“From the top of my head to my waist I have nothing to declare my son”, the priest replied honestly.
Finding this answer a little strange the custom’s officer proceeds to ask, “And from the waist to the floor, what do you have to declare?”
The priest replied honestly again, “Well, I have a marvelous little instrument designed to be used on a woman, but which has never yet been used…”
Roaring with laughter the Custom’s officer said, “Go right on through, Father. Next!”
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