A man lost two buttons from his shirt and put them in his
pants pocket. But the pocket had a hole, so the buttons fell
into his shoe. Unfortunately, the shoe sole also had a hole,
so he lost the buttons. Since pockets with holes, holes
without buttons, and shoe soles with holes are useless, the
man ripped the buttonholes out of his shirt and
the pocket from his pants and tossed them in the trash along
with the soles of his shoes. After looking in a mirror at the
holes in his clothing, he decided to toss his clothes in the
trash as well.
A policeman observed all this and asked the man for
The man produced a document that he was an ordained minister
of the gospel. So, of course, the policeman promptly
escorted him to a mental institution.
The minister protested violently, asking why he was
receiving such unjust treatment.
"Look, it's the best place for you now," the policeman
replied, "Anyone claiming to be a preacher, but who doesn't
save souls or wear holy clothes has probably lost his