Saturday, September 12, 2009
An Australian decided to write a book about famous churches around the world. So he bought a plane ticket and took a trip to England thinking that he would start by working his way across Europe.
On his first day he was inside a church taking photographs when he noticed a golden telephone mounted on the wall with a sign that read "$10,000.00 per call".
The Australian, being intrigued, asked a priest who was strolling by what the telephone was used for. The priest replied that it was a direct line to heaven and that for $10,000.00 you could talk to God.
The Australian thanked the priest and went on his way.
Next stop was in France. There, at a very large cathedral, he saw the same golden telephone with the same sign under it. He wondered if this was the same kind of telephone he saw in England and he asked a nearby nun
what its purpose was.
She told him that it was a direct line to heaven and that for
$10,000.00 he could talk to God.
"O.K., thank you," said the Australian.
He then travelled to Spain, Italy, Germany, Sweden and Czech Republic.
In every church he saw the same golden telephone with the same "$10,000.00 per call" sign under it. The Australian, upon leaving the Netherlands, decided to travel to Greece to see if Greeks had the same phone.
He arrived in Greece, and 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."
The Australian was surprised so he asked the priest about the sign.
"Father, I've travelled all over Europe 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 Europe the price was $10,000 per call. Why is it so cheap here?"
The priest smiled and answered,
"You're in Greece now, my son - it's a local call."
You KnowYou're An American Married To A Greek.........read more at greekboston.com
1. At Easter you have ever taken a ride out to a farm and come home with a dead lamb, including its intestines in a bucket.
2. At Easter you have ever lifted the lid to the pot boiling on the stove and seen something looking back at you (head of the lamb).
3. At Easter you have been made fun of because you won't eat the soup.
4. You have ever had to pick-up your in-laws from the airport with more than one car because all their luggage wouldn't fit into one.
5. Your father-in-law has ever tried to negotiate the purchase of a new car for you.
6. You are the only one in church without black hair, and wearing a brown suit.
7. They never give you the hanky and ask you to lead the line at Church dances.
8. The taste of Ouzo makes you ill.
9. You have ever come home from the store with the wrong Feta.
10. You hate the Turks but not sure why.
11. Your in-laws can't understand why you would want to vacation somewhere other than Greece.
12. Half the pictures hanging in your house are religious icons.
13. You have ever been lectured on the importance of olive oil and medicinal effects of lemon.
Posted by mygreekspirit at 12:53 AM