Riding With The Pope
The Pope's special airplane lands and he is immediately
escorted to a waiting limousine and whisked away.
As he is riding alone in the back of the limo, he says to
the driver, "I have never driven a car such as this before; they
won't let me drive you know?"
"No, Your Holiness," the driver replies, "I did not know
"You wouldn't mind letting me drive for awhile, would you?"
the Pope asks.
"Oh, no, sir," the driver replies. "If you want to drive, I
would be honored."
The limo stops and the two men quickly exchange places.
At first, the Pope drives slowly, being unfamiliar with the
controls, but eventually feels more confident and begins to
At 100 miles per hour, A highway patrolman, with flashing
lights and blaring siren, finally gets the Pope to pull over. As
he walks back to the beautiful limo, the Pope winds down his
window and says, "I'm terribly sorry officer. I just got carried
away with this lovely vehicle."
The officer, recognizing the Pope for who he was, said,
"Excuse me Your Holiness. I am going to have to radio my
supervisor to find out exactly how we should handle this."
The Pope said he would be happy to wait and the patrolman
walks back to his car and got his supervisor on the radio. "Sir,"
he says, "I've got a problem here."
"Well, what is it, John."
"Well, sir," the officer says hesitantly, "I have a very
important person I just pulled over and I don't know exactly how
to handle the situation."
"Well, who is he?" the supervisor asks, "The Mayor?"
"No, sir," the officer quickly replies, "He's not the Mayor;
he's more important than that."
"Well, then," is he the Governor?"
"No, sir," the officer answers, "He's more important than
"Well, then, John, if he isn't the Mayor or the Governor, is
he a U S Senator?"
"No, sir," the officer replies, "he's much higher than
"Well, then, John, for crying out loud," the supervisor says
in frustration, "Is he the President of the United States?"
The officer keys his microphone and says, "No, sir, he's not
but whoever he is, he's got the Pope driving Him around as his
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