A truck driver used to amuse himself by running over lawyers he would see
walking across the streets on Courthouse Square. Every time he would see a
lawyer walking along in the street or crossing the intersection, he would
swerve to hit him, and there would be a loud “THUMP” and then he would
back on the road.
One day, as the truck driver was driving along he saw a priest hitch hiking
close to town. He thought he would do a good turn and pulled the truck over.
asked the priest, “Where are you going, Father?” “My car broke down and I am
heading to the hospital to tend to the Sick and infirm,” replied the priest.
“No problem, Father! I’ll give you a lift. Climb in the truck.” “May God
bless you for this favor,” said the grateful cleric. The happy priest
the passenger seat and the truck driver continued down the road. As the
driver was going past Courthouse Square, he saw a lawyer standing at the
intersection waiting for the traffic light to change. Suddenly, the truck
swerved to hit him. But then he remembered there was a priest in the truck
so at the last minute he swerved back to the road, narrowly missing the
However even though he was certain he missed the lawyer, he still heard a
loud “THUD”. Not understanding where the noise came from he glanced in his
mirrors and when he didn’t see anything, he turned to the priest and
sorry Father, I almost hit that lawyer.”
“That’s okay”, replied the priest. “I got him with the door!”