Leprechaun Alert

Ah, those impish leprechauns! They sent me this story on St. Patrick’s Day via my dear friend, Janis Quinn. Feeling a tad impish myself. I feel sure the leprechauns won’t mind if I share this — there’s always a pot of gold in a good story!

Why Irish Eyes Are Smiling…

While on vacation in Rome, I noticed a marble column in St. Peter’s
with a golden telephone on it. As a young priest passed by, I asked
who the telephone was for.

The priest told me it was a direct line to heaven, and if I’d like to call,
it would be a thousand dollars. I was amazed, but declined the offer.

Throughout Italy, I kept seeing the same golden telephone on a marble
column. At each, I asked about it and the answer was always the same:
It was a direct line to heaven and I could call for a thousand dollars.

Then I went to Ireland.

When I finished my tour in Ireland, I decided to attend Mass at a
local village church. When I walked in the door I noticed the golden
telephone. Underneath it there was a sign stating: “DIRECT LINE TO
HEAVEN: 25 cents.”

“Father,” I said, “I have been all over Italy and in all the cathedrals I visited, I’ve seen telephones exactly like this one. But the price was always a thousand dollars. Why is it that this one is only 25 cents?”

The priest smiled and said, “Darlin’, you’re in Ireland now. It’s a local call.”

Happy St. Patrick’s Day x 2 to all YOU little leprechauns out there!

Thanks, Janis — write on!

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About karinwritesdangerously

I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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One Response to Leprechaun Alert

  1. Jacqueline Stearns says:

    Wonderful! This reminds me of a pun from an old friend. “Did you hear the one about the man who finally won his pot of gold? When he got to it, the tax collector was sitting on the lid!

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