A drunk man who smelled of beer sat down on a subway next to a priest.

The man's tie was stained, his face was plastered with red lipstick, and

a half-empty bottle of gin was sticking out of his torn coat pocket. He

opened his newspaper and began reading.

After a few minutes the man turned to the priest and asked, "Say Father,

what causes arthritis?"

The priest replies, "My Son, it's caused by loose living, being with cheap wicked

women, Too much alcohol, contempt for your fellow man, sleeping around

with prostitutes and lack of a bath."

The drunk muttered in response, "Well, I'll be damned”, then returned to

his paper.

The priest, thinking about what he had said, nudged the man and

apologized. "I'm very sorry. I didn't mean to come on so strong. How

long have you had arthritis?"

The drunk answered, "I don't have it, Father -- I was just reading here

that the Pope does."

MORAL: Make sure you fully understand the question before offering the

answer. :haha: :haha: