Thursday, April 12, 2007

Some funny on a thursday....

Blogger's note: Grandpa Ferdinando told this joke for years, and would always substitute his name as the popular guy... in keeping with the tradition, I have done the same :)

Dave and Rob walk into a fast food joint one afternoon to get lunch. Dave orders and the cashier gives him his meal. Rob goes up to order and the cashier greets him with "Hello Rob! How are you? Hey everybody! Rob's here!" Everybody in the restaurant comes up and says hello to Rob. After everyone has greeted him, Dave and Rob sit down and begin to eat.

"Rob, you're pretty popular!" says Dave. "I'm the most popular man in the world," says Rob.

"Now Rob," says Dave, your pretty popular but you're not the most popular man in the world."

"Oh yeah," Rob replies "I'll bet you a thousand dollars that I'm friends with anybody you can name!"

"That so?" answers Dave, "How about the President of the United States?"

"Its on, brother! Let's go" says Rob.

The two fly to Washington and get to the front gate of the White House. The secret service guy at the gate greets Rob with a warm handshake and waves them through. They go up and knock on the front door of the White House. The president answers, "Rob! How are you doing? I haven't seen you in ages!" The three go play a round of golf and then leave.

"That was luck!" says Dave, "Two thousand says you're not friends with the Queen of England!"

"It's your money, buddy." says Rob, "Let's go!"

The two fly to Buckingham Palace and, sure enough, after a few laughs with the palace guards are greeted by the Queen. ''Hello Robert my boy! What have you been up to these days?" They enter the palace and have some tea and leave.

Frustrated, Dave says, "Double or nothing, you don't know the Pope!"

"I'm almost tired of taking your money dude, but I guess you just need to see for yourself!" says Rob, "Let's go!"

When they get to the Vatican, Rob instructs Dave to wait outside and Rob will come out on the balcony with his arm around the Pope. After a while, a crowd gathers to hear the Pope speak. And as told by Rob, when the Pope came out, Rob's arm was wrapped around him. Rob looks down from the balcony and sees Dave passed out on the ground. He rushes down and wakes him up.

"Dave! Dave! Wake up!" Dave opens his eyes and says,

"Rob. You're the most popular man in the world."

"I told you that Dave," says Rob, "but you didn't faint when I knew the President! You didn't faint when I knew the Queen!"

"Well I was shocked that you knew the Pope," says Dave. "But I just couldn't take it when the guy next to me tapped me on the shoulder and said "Who's that up there with Rob?"

1 comment:

reasonably prudent poet said...

that's a good one. who's that up there with rob... funny. :-)