November 20, 2010

Saturday Smile

A Preacher went to his church office on Monday morning and
discovered a dead donkey in the church yard. He called the
police. Since there did not appear to be any foul play, the
police referred the Preacher to the health department.

They said since there was no health threat that he should call the
sanitation department. The manager said he could not pick up
the mule without authorization from the mayor.

Now the Preacher knew the mayor and was not to eager to call
him. The mayor had a bad temper and was generally hard to
deal with, but the Preacher called him anyway.

The mayor did not disappoint. He immediately began to rant &
rave at the pastor and finally said, "Why did you call me any
way? Isn't it your job to bury the dead?"

The preacher paused for a brief prayer and asked the Lord to
direct his response. He was led to say,
"Yes, Mayor, it is my job to bury the dead, but I always notify the
next of kin first, since they get to decide what kind of burial they
will pay for!"