A drunk man, who smelled strongly of alcohol, sat down on a subway train next to a priest.
The man’s tie was stained, his face was plastered with a woman’s lipstick and a half empty bottle of gin was sticking out of his torn coat pocket.
The drunk man opened his newspaper and began reading.
After a few minutes, the drunk man turned to the priest and asked him, “Say Father,what causes arthritis?”
The priest replied contemptfully, “My Son, arthritis is caused by loose living, being with cheap, wicked women, too much alcohol, contempt for your fellow man, sleeping around with prostitutes and lack of a bath”.
The drunk muttered in response, “Well Father, I’ll be damned”, then returned to reading his paper.
The priest, thinking about what he had said, nudged the man and apologized. “I’m very sorry sir. I didn’t mean to come on so strong. How long have you had arthritis?”
The drunk man answered, “I don’t have arthritis, Father. I was just reading here that the Pope does”.
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