A guy was boarding a plane when he heard that the Pope was on the same flight Religion “This is exciting!” the guy thought.
“I’ve always been a big fan of the Pope. Perhaps I’ll be able to see him in person.”
Suddenly, the man realized his seat was right next to the Pope! In the beginning, the gentleman was too shy to speak to His Holiness.
Shortly after take-off, the Pope took a crossword puzzle out of his carry on bag and began writing in the answers.
It crossed the gentleman’s mind that if the Pope got stuck, he’d ask him for assistance “This is fantastic!”, he mused.
“I’m really good at crosswords!” Almost as if Providence struck, the Pope turned to the man and said,
“Excuse me, but do you know a four-letter word referring to a woman that ends in ‘unt’?”
The three Cardinals behind, in front of, and beside him shrunk down in their seats, as far as possible, all looking for something on the floor.
The gentleman was in morbid shock. He couldn’t breathe.
He thought within himself, thought deeper, longer, for a plausible answer and after almost a minute, the dark clouds of evil parted in his mind and the light shined through.
Turning to the Pope, the gentleman said with reverence and politeness,
“I believe, Your Holiness, that the word you’re looking for, is ‘aunt’.”
“Of course!” the Pope mused, not taking his gaze off the crossword. “You wouldn’t happen to have an eraser, would you?”