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Sunday, February 1, 2009

The $10,000 Phone Call

An American decided to write a book about famous churches around the world. So he bought a plane ticket and took a trip to Orlando to start by working his way across the USA from South to North

On his first day he was taking photographs in a church and noticed a golden telephone with a sign that read '$10,000 imageper call'. Intrigued, he asked a priest about who told him said it was a direct line to talk to God.

His next stop was in Atlanta. At a very large cathedral there, he saw the same golden telephone with the same sign. He wondered if this was the same kind he saw in Orlando. A nearby nun then confirmed it was.

He then travelled all across America, Europe, England, Japan, New Zealand. In every church he saw the same golden telephone with the same '$US10,000 per call' sign under it.

The American,landed in Australia he was keen to see if Australians had the same phone. On the Gold Coast, in the Queensland state again,in the first church he entered, there was the same golden telephone, but this time the sign under it read '40 cents per call.'

So surprised so he asked the priest. 'Father, I've traveled all over the world and I've seen this same golden telephone in many churches. I'm told that it is a direct line to Heaven, but in all of them price was $10,000 per call. Why is it so cheap here?' The priest smiled and answered,

'You're in Australia now, my son - it's just a local cal here'.clip_image001

(It would have to be a Queenslander who sent me that wouldn't it?. Trish, the original was quite long so I cut it down a bit in the interest of some mates having trouble with long jokes cutting down their time to get to the bar in Bangkok)