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January 29th, 2001

Priest's Lament

Sent in by Al Campbell, origin unknown

There was a priest that loved to stream fish. One year there was a problem every time he had a chance to go fishing the weather was bad or it was on Sunday, when he had to work. All year he was unable to go. Finally it was the last week before the streams closed. The weather was bad all week - until Sunday, when the weather was great.

The priest could not resist, he called a fellow priest claiming to be very sick and asked if he could take over his sermon. The fly fishing priest drove over 200 miles, not wishing to see anyone he knew.

An angel seeing the priest playing hooky went to God and said, "Your not going to let him get away with this are you?" God agreed he should do something.

The first cast the priest made was perfect. The fly floated past a log and a huge mouth gulped the fly down. For 45 minutes the priest ran up and down the stream fighting the mighty fish.

At the end he held a 50 pound World Record Rainbow Trout!

Confused the angel asked God, "What are you doing?"

God replied "Think about it, who's he going to tell?"

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