The Robe

Some inoffensive Jesus humor.

Well, at least I don’t think it’s offensive.

Got this from my friend, Tom. Please read it in the spirit in which it was intended, as lighthearted humor.

Jesus was wandering around Jerusalem when He decided that He really needed a new robe.

After looking around for a while, He saw a sign for Finkelstein, the Tailor. So, He went in and made the necessary arrangements to have Finkelstein prepare a new robe for Him. A few days later, when the robe was finished, Jesus tried it on and it was a perfect fit!

He asked how much He owed. Finkelstein brushed him off: “No, no, no, for the Son of God? There’s no charge! However, may I ask for a small favor? Whenever you give a sermon, perhaps you could just mention that your new robe was made by Finkelstein, the Tailor?”

Jesus readily agreed and as promised, extolled the virtues of his Finkelstein robe whenever He spoke to the masses.

A few months later, while Jesus was again walking through  Jerusalem, He happened to walk past Finkelstein’s shop and noted a huge line of people waiting for Finkelstein’s robes. 

He pushed his way through the crowd to speak to him and as soon as Finkelstein spotted him he said: “Jesus, Jesus, look what you’ve done for my business! Would you consider a partnership?”

“Certainly,” replied Jesus. “Jesus & Finkelstein it is.”

“Oh, no, no,” said Finkelstein. “Finkelstein & Jesus. After all, I am the craftsman.” The two of them debated this for some time.

Their discussion was long and spirited, but ultimately fruitful and they finally came up with a mutually acceptable compromise. A few days later, the new sign went up over Finkelstein’s shop:

Lord & Taylor

2 thoughts on “The Robe

  1. Very cool site!! I’m in kind of the same predicament …..was teaching part-time at a flight school here in Boise (not Silver State) which closed it’s doors and now I’m left trying to get to my 1000 hour mark….need 750 hours :( I have a good paying job which I due to family reasons …I can’t just give up and go find another CFII spot. I’m looking at possibly buying/leasing my own aircraft. Any advice you might have for a low-time pilot?

    -Mark

  2. Thanks for the kind words. I’m trying to figure out why you posted your comment about flying helicopters on a bad joke about Jesus and a tailor. You’d get a much better response if you’d posted it on a helicopter-related post that other pilots might read.

    How about checking out:

    The Helicopter Job Market: https://www.aneclecticmind.com/2007/03/23/the-helicopter-job-market/

    or

    Helicopter Training and Broken Promises: https://www.aneclecticmind.com/2008/03/05/helicopter-training-and-broken-promises/

    You’ll probably find some good info in either post or its comments.

What do you think?