Mindful Mortality Rob Spencer MD laughing in the face of death and dying jokes

Pope Francis was visiting Philadelphia and, despite a busy schedule, made an impromptu decision to attend the Funeral Mass of a beloved priest who had recently died.  Afraid that he would not make it to the church in time, he asked his driver to speed, but the man refused.

So the Pope said, “Fine, you get in back and I’ll drive.”  As he was speeding to the church, a Pennsylvania State Trooper pulls him over, walks up to the car, and recognizes him.

The trooper goes back to his squad car, gets on the radio to speak with his supervisor and says, “Hey, Sarge, I know you told us if we pull over someone important, we should give ’em a ticket anyway.  But I thought I better check with you on this one.”

“How important is he?” asked the sargent.

“Pretty important!” replied the trooper.

“Well is he more important than a State Senator?”

“Yeh Sarge, he’s more important than a State Senator.”

“Is he more important than the Governor?”

“Yes, Sarge, he’s more important than the Governor!”

“Well who is this guy anyway?”

Trooper’s response, “I don’t know…but his driver is the Pope!”

 

Mindful Mortality Rob Spencer MD laughing in the face of death and dying jokes

A veterinarian was feeling ill and went to see her doctor. The doctor asked her all the usual questions, about symptoms, how long had they been occurring, etc., when she interrupted him: “Hey look, I’m a vet — I don’t need to ask my patients these kind of questions: I can tell what’s wrong just by looking. Why can’t you?”

The doctor nodded, looked her up and down, wrote out a prescription, and handed it to her and said, “There you are. Of course, if that doesn’t work, we’ll have to have you put down.”