bragging to his boss one
day, "Dat be de truth, I know 'bout everybody what there is to
know. Jus name somebody, anybodies, and
I bet I know dem for sure."
Tired of his boasting, his boss called his bluff, "OK, Boudreaux,
how about Tom Cruise?"
"Why sure, yes, Tom and I be like old friends, and I be proving it."
So Boudreaux and
his boss fly out to
Hollywood and knock on Tom Cruise's door, and sure enough, Tom Cruise,
shouts, "Boudreaux! Great to see
you! You and your friend come right in and join me for lunch!"
Although impressed, Boudreaux's boss was still skeptical. After
Cruise's house, he tells
Boudreaux that he thinks Boudreaux's knowing Cruise was just lucky.
"Dat so?" asks
no, just name anybody else," Boudreaux say.
"Ah yes, my good buddy, yea!" Boudreaux say, "I know him,
let's fly out to Washington." And
off they go.
At the White House, Bush spots Boudreaux on the tour
and motions him and his boss over, saying, "Boudreaux, what a surprise,
I was just on my way to a meeting, but you and your friend come on in
and let's have a cup of coffee first and catch up."
Well, the boss is
but still not totally convinced. After they leave the White House
grounds, he expresses his doubts to Boudreaux, who again implores him
to name anyone else.
"The Pope," his
"For sure!" says
Boudreaux. So off they fly to Rome.
Boudreaux and his boss are assembled with the
masses in Vatican Square when Boudreaux say, "Well, this never
gonna work. How I catch dat Pope's eye down here amongst all des
peoples. Tell you
what, I know all de guards, I'm just gonna run up dem stair and I'll
come out on
dat balcony with de Pope." And
he disappears into the crowd headed toward the
Sure enough, half an hour later Boudreaux emerges with the Pope on the
balcony. But by the time Boudreaux returns, he finds that his
had a heart attack and is surrounded by paramedics. Working his
his boss's side, Boudreaux axe him, "Whut happened?"
His boss looks up
and says, "I was
doing fine until you and the Pope came out on the balcony and the man
next to me said, "Who's that
on the balcony with Boudreaux?"
James Odle. Jr.
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