Thursday, August 07, 2008

Cathedral Lift

Ever wonder how many cheerleaders can fit into an elevator?

The answer is 25.

Here's what happens when you try to squeeze in number 26.

Gimme a D! Gimme a U! Gimme an M! Gimme a B!


A large cathedral with several floors to it was having some extensive renovations done, and the workers had installed a "cage" elevator to facilitate getting the materials from floor to floor. Now, this is the type of elevator that will only operate once both gates are closed, for safety.

One day the foreman, Peter, had taken the elevator up to the top floor when Father Donald, the parish priest, who had his office on the top floor, arrived, wanting to go up and get some paperwork done. He pressed the call button for the cage, but nothing happened. Apparently Peter had left one of the cage doors open.

Thus it was that a bemused group of congregants, leaving a service officiated by another priest, witnessed Father Donald, his face turned heavenward, shouting out, "PETER! CLOSE THE GATES!"

[Net 153s Smile A Day; edited by Mark Raymond]


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