rendition of Pope in the Vatican

Comical Story About Man Who Knows Everyone Has A Wild Ending

There once was a guy named Tony.

He was sitting in the stands at Yankee Stadium one day when Derek Jeter hit a home run.

He told the guy next to him, Sam, that he knew everyone.

Sam seriously doubted this and bet twenty dollars Tony did not know Derek Jeter.

So, after the game, they went to the clubhouse where the great infielder shook Tony’s hand and invited him out for beers.

Sam was impressed, but not satisfied: he bet Tony $1,000 that he did not know the President of the United States.

So, Tony and Sam went to the White House, where the President invited them to a State Dinner honoring the Queen of England.

Sam was astonished!

Still, he was doubtful that Tony knew EVERYONE.

He bet a million dollars that Tony did not know the Pope.

So, Tony and Sam went to St. Peter’s Square in Rome.

There the Pope was saying mass for 100,000 people.

Tony walked up and stood behind the Pope.

After the mass, just as the Pope embraced Tony warmly, Tony noticed Sam fainting.

Tony rushed over to Sam and woke him up with smelling salts.

“What happened Sam?” Tony asked.

Sam replied, “I was surprised when you knew Derek Jeter, and shocked when you knew the President, but when a guy tapped me on the shoulder and asked, ‘Who is that guy with Tony?’”

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