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

A funeral service was being held in a small town funeral parlor for a woman who has just passed away. At the end of the service the pallbearers are carrying the casket out, when they accidentally bumped into a wall and shook the casket. Hearing a faint moan, they open the casket and found out that the woman was actually alive!

For ten more years, the women enjoyed good health and then suddenly died. A ceremony is again held at the same funeral parlor. At the end of the ceremony the pallbearers are again carrying out the casket.

As they make their way toward the door, the husband cries out, “Watch out for the wall!”

 

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!”