A RABBI, A PRIEST AND A MINISTER WALK INTO A BAR TOGETHER...
BUT NOTHING FUNNY HAPPENS
By SCOTT STEVENS
A RABBI, priest and a minister walked into a bar in a small Iowa town -- but nothing funny happened.
"When I saw the three of them walk in," bartender Joe Blobonski says, "I thought to myself, 'This is gonna be good.
I mean, this is the setup for thousands of jokes, so I figured something hilarious is about to happen."
But the results were disappointing.
"They sat down at a table, and didn't say much."
Blobonski says he expected to burst out laughing when he took their order.
"The priest said, 'I'll have a Virgin Mary.' Then the minister said, 'I'll have a Bloody Mary,' Blobonski says. "I could barely contain myself, waiting for the rabbi's punch line.
"But then he says, 'I'd like a Diet Coke,' A Diet Coke?
THAT'S not funny. I couldn't believe it."
At another point the rabbi asked, "Do you get many rabbis in here?"
Blobonski says, "I said 'No,' waiting for the rabbi's hysterical comeback.
"But all he said was 'too bad.' "
The three religious wise men quietly drank up, paid the bill, and left.
"It was really pretty boring, to be honest," Blobonski added.
Published on: 09/05/2004