View Full Version : the three Bible salesmen.

08-16-2009, 02:50 AM
*A pastor concluded that his church was getting into very serious
> financial troubles. While checking the church storeroom, he
> discovered several cartons of new bibles that had never been
> opened and distributed**.
> *
> *So at his Sunday sermon, he asked for three volunteers from the
> congregation who would be willing to sell the bibles door-to-door
> for $10 each to raise the desperately needed money for the
> church. Jack, Paul and Louie all raised their hands to volunteer
> for the task.
> *
> *The minister knew that Jack and Paul earned their living as
> salesmen and were likely capable of selling some bibles. But he
> had serious doubts about Louie who was a local farmer, who had
> always kept to himself because he was
> embarrassed by his speech impediment. Poor Louie stuttered badly.
> But, NOT WANTING TO discourage Louie, the minister decided to let
> him try anyway.
> *
> *He sent the three of them away with the back seat of their cars
> stacked with bibles. He asked them to meet with him and report
> the results of their door-to-door selling efforts the following
> Sunday.
> *
> *Anxious to find out how successful they were, the minister
> immediately asked Jack, "Well, Jack, how did you make out selling
> our bibles last week?" Proudly handing the reverend an envelope,
> Jack replied, "Using my sales
> prowess, I was able to sell 20 bibles, and here's the $200 I
> collected on behalf of the church." "Fine job, Jack!", the
> minister said, vigorously shaking his hand. "You are indeed a
> fine salesman and the church is indebted to you."
> *
> *Turning to Paul, "And Paul, how many bibles did you sell for the
> church last week?" Paul, smiling and sticking out his chest,
> confidently replied, "I am a professional salesman. I sold 28
> bibles on behalf of the church and here's $280 I collected." The
> minister responded, "That's absolutely splendid, Paul. You are
> truly a
> professional salesman and the church is indebted to you."
> *
> *Apprehensively, the minister turned to Louie and said, "And
> Louie, did you manage to sell any bibles last week?" Louie
> silently offered the minister a large envelope. The minister
> opened it and counted the contents. "What is this? Louie,
> there's $3200 in here! Are you suggesting that you sold 320
> bibles for the church, door to door, in just one week?" Louie
> just nodded. That's impossible!" both Jack and Paul said in
> unison.
> "We are professional salesmen, yet you claim to have sold 10
> times as many bibles as we could." "Yes, this does seem
> unlikely," the minister agreed. "I think you'd better
> explain how you managed to accomplish this, Louie."
> *
> *Louie shrugged. "I-I-I re-re-really do-do-don't kn-kn-know
> f-f-f-for sh-sh-sh-sure," he stammered. Impatiently, Paul
> interrupted. "For crying out loud, Louie, just tell us what you
> said to them when they answered the door!" "A-a-a-all I-I-I
> s-s-said wa-wa-was," Louis replied, "W-w-w-w-would y-y-y-you
> l-l-l-l-l-like t-t-to b-b-b-buy th-th-th-this b-b-b-b-bible
> f-f-for t-t-ten b-b-b-bucks ------o-o-o-or-------- wo-wo-would
> yo-you j-j-j-just l-like m-m-me t-t-to st-st-stand h-h-here and
> r-r-r-r-r-read it t-to y-y-you??"

08-16-2009, 04:17 AM
:laugh: :laugh: :happy0198:

County Mike
08-16-2009, 04:29 AM

08-16-2009, 05:26 AM

God has his ways...

08-16-2009, 06:04 AM
And Mike said "cute" :laugh:

08-16-2009, 12:09 PM
That's terrible.

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Chris F
08-16-2009, 04:06 PM
I am with Neezar on this one. That was terrible. BTW since this is the woodshed I must go on resocrd and say a church should not sell bibles ever. :)

County Mike
08-17-2009, 01:51 PM
And Mike said "cute" :laugh:

What's so remarkable about that?

08-17-2009, 03:13 PM
Hot macho men don't say "cute".

What's so remarkable about that?

County Mike
08-17-2009, 03:24 PM
Hot macho men don't say "cute".

Well aren't you cute? :)