A Priest, a Rabbi, and a Foundation Program Officer Walk Into a Bar . . .

Who said the nonprofit sector doesn't have a sense of humor? We asked Blue Avocado readers to finish the line, "A priest, a rabbi, and a foundation officer walk into a bar . . . " and here are our favorite responses:

WINNER and recipient of a box of fresh avocados delivered to her door!

Joani Shaver, Haven House, Alcoa, Tennessee for her winning entry: The priest orders: a beer. The rabbi orders: a margarita. The program officer orders: everyone to complete a 12-page report detailing the expected impact of their bar experience on the well-being of the whole neighborhood for the next 10 years.

Runners up

* The bartender says to the program officer, "What does a program officer have
in common with a priest and a rabbi? The program officer replies, "We all represent invisible beings that purportedly bestow riches on those that pray to them!" --Anonymous

* . . . and the program officer in the nicest way asks the priest and the rabbi to go back out of the bar and come back in "with a few small changes." Which they do, and she asks again, and they do again, several times. --Jack Hale

* . . . the bartender looks up and asks, "What is this, a joke?" --Michael Kisslinger, North Coast Opportunities, Ukiah, California

Comments (3)

  • Ha!

    Dec 15, 2008
  • Brava!

    Dec 16, 2008
  • Funny. I know that Program Officer in the winning comment... Except, I know darn well that the program officer will sit on the funding payment after the report is turned in and claim two months later that page 5 was missing. Sigh. You gotta love them, though. Make mine a Mudslide, please.

    Mar 15, 2009

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