John Smith was a writer who never got published and kept steady with his dayjob as a limousine chauffeur. One day, his job required him to take the Pope, who had just finished a tour of the East Coast, to the airport.
Having never driven a limo, the Pope asked the chauffeur if he could drive for awhile. Well, the chauffeur didn’t have much of a choice, so he climbed in the back of the limo and the Pope took the wheel.
The Pope proceeded onto HWY 95, and started accelerating to see what the limo could do. He got to about 90 mph, and suddenly he saw the blue lights of the State Patrol in his mirror.
He pulled over and the trooper came to the chauffeur’s window. The trooper, seeing who was driving, said “Just a moment please, I need to call in.”
The trooper called in and asked for the chief. He told the chief that he’s got a REALLY important person pulled over, and asked how to handle that situation.
“It’s not Ted Kennedy again is it?” replied the chief.
“No Sir!” replied the trooper, “This guy’s more important.”
“Is it the Governor?” replied the chief.
“No! Even more important!” replies the trooper.
“Is it the PRESIDENT??? replied the chief.
“No! Even more important!” replied the trooper.
“Well WHO IN THE HECK is it?” screamed the chief.
“I don’t know Sir.” replied the trooper, “but he’s got the Pope as his chauffeur.”