Go Ahead, Father.
A distinguished young woman on a flight from Ireland asked the priest sitting beside her, ‘Father, may I ask a favour?
‘Of course, child. What may I do for you?
‘Well, I bought an expensive electronic hair dryer for my mother’s birthday that is unopened and well over the Customs limits. I’m afraid they’ll confiscate it. Is there any way you could carry it through Customs for me…under your robe, perhaps?’
‘I would love to help you, dear, but I must warn you… I will not lie.’
‘With your honest face, Father, no one will question you.’
When they got to Customs, the woman let the priest go ahead of her. The official asked, ‘Father, do you have anything to declare?’
‘From the top of my head down to my waist, I have nothing to declare.’
The official thought this answer strange, so asked,
‘And what do you have to declare from your waist to the floor?’
‘I have a marvellous instrument designed to be used on a woman, but which is, to date…unused.’
Roaring with laughter, the official said, ‘Go ahead, Father. Next!’