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Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Haiku #68

French Hot Line to God
To confess a sin, press 2
(premium rate, of course!)
It doesn't really lend itself to the Haiku moment, but I couldn't resist this one.

14 comments:

Tabor said...

I don't get it...was this in the news?

Dave King said...

Tabor
It was indeed. 34c a minute to dial direct to the almighty. I think it was dial 1 for advice about confessing, 3 to listen to confessions (presumably example confessions, not actual ones). Something like that. And with "a soft male voice" explaining that it is for the confession of venial sins only and that those wishing to confess to mortal sin must contact a priest.

Kass said...

Hmm, more convenient than the Drive-Thru Confessional I suppose.

Love this haiku.

Shadow said...

cheeky, heee heee heeee

Derrick said...

Hi Dave,

Trust the French. Has His Holiness approved?

Kay said...

I like it :) wonder what the other options would be????

The Turning Point said...

Great.
It nails it.
We French Catholics know our priorities.

JF

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

Dave, great haiku answer to mine, I was almost crying with laughter!

Ronda Laveen said...

Actually, I thought speaking with God would cost a whole lot more.

Dorraine said...

How do I top what Ronda said?

Well, at least I can afford to speak with Him.:-)

Linda Sue said...

HILARIOUS! We could be so rich if we could come up with a religion for fools such as these! HA HAHA. Thanks Dave!

Elisabeth said...

I think of a line from a Janis Ian song: 'Talk to God; dial a prayer: are you there? Do you care? Are you there?'

Powerful sentiments even of they don't lend themselves precisely to haiku.

Sam!! said...

Nicely said..:)

Take care

Dave King said...

Kass
Yeah, I guess so - though can't say I've tried either.

Shadow
Tres!

Derrick
They say so, though a couple of bishops don't, it seems.

Kay
It didn't say. I wondered that.

The Turning Point
Welcome. Good on you, then!

Tommaso
Thanks for that.

Ronda
No during a financial slow-down, surely!

Dorraine
Welcome.
Ah, but can He afford to speak with you?

Linda Sue
Shouldn't be too difficult - should it?

Elisabeth
I have to confess that I do like the lines from the song.

Sam
Welcome and thanks. You too.