Friday, January 27, 2017

Brother Bob and the Mayor

Brother Bob, who was a preacher in a small Tennessee town, looked out with dismay one morning and spotted a dead mule on the lawn in front of his church.

He wanted the dead mule to be hauled off, so he went to the town's lazy Mayor and asked him to haul away the mule. That was a big job; but he figured it came under the heading of hauling off the refuse and general sanitation.

But the Mayor was uncooperative and in a bad humor. He denied the request; and told Brother Bob that burying the dead mule was his job, as one of the things that ministers do is to bury the dead. The Mayor thought he got the last word in.

But Brother Bob replied, "But another one of my jobs is to notify the next of kin."


9 comments:

Cloudia said...

Good retort!

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

Sometimes public officials can't help making an ass out of themselves.

Mike said...

The story stopped suddenly! I thought, wait a minute. This isn't a story, it's a JOKE! That last line was a punch line! .... I'm curious. Who did bury the mule? :)

Mariette said...

A mule is not an ass. It is the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse (mare).

Slick Willy said...

And the offspring of a stallion and a female ass is a Democrat.

allenwoodhaven said...

Good one! I'm adding it to my repertoire. Thanks.

Birgit said...

This is funny....quite good:)

Gorilla Bananas said...

I hope the mayor understood he was the next of kin!

Bilbo said...

A great joke, well-told!