The pope was once set to board a private plane at an airport.
Word had gotten out on this event, and hordes of people lined up
along the runway, hoping the pope would notice them as he was
making his way towards the airplane. One such man was very
anxious to see the pope, buying a mutli-hundred dollar suit, in
hopes that the pope would notice the man and his well-groomed
Unfortunately, as the pope slowly made his way along and as the
well-dressed man became more and more nervous, the pope finally
passed right by the man, without noticing a thing. Not only
that, but the man noticed that the pope had actually taken the
effort to stop and talk to a man dressed in ragged clothing!
The well-groomed man didn’t understand why this happened, but he
had an idea. As soon as the pope finished talking to the
raggely-clothed man, the well-dressed man walked over the the
“bum” and offered that they could swap clothing. The
raggedly-clothed man agreed.
After a quick change of clothes, the well-grommed man, now
dressed in the ragged clothes, dashed to the front of the line
as the pope continued to walk his way down. As the pope neared,
the man became just as nervous again, but confident that the
pope would take the time to stop.
Finally, the pope had reached the now-ragged-clothed man. The
pope looked the man up and down for a while, then stared in the
man’s face and said, “I thought I told you if I ever saw your
face around here again, I’d make sure you’d regret it for the
rest of your life.”