The man’s clothes were ragged and dirty, there was pink lipstick on his collar, and an almost empty bottle of rum stuck out of his pocket. He opened his newspaper and began reading.
A few minutes later he turned to the priest and said, “Tell me Father, do you happen to know what causes arthritis?”
The priest replies, “My son, it’s caused by sinful behavior, spending time with prostitutes, abusing alcohol and drugs, an unclean body and mind, and disrespect for others.”
“Damn,” replied the drunk before returning to his paper.
Thinking about what he said, the priest tapped the man on the shoulder and apologized for being too stern. Trying to be empathetic, he asked the man how long he has had arthritis.
The man answered, “I don’t have it. I just read here that the Pope suffers from it.”