There was a man named Bubba,
and Bubba knew EVERYONE in the whole world!
Once when Bubba got a
new job, Bubba says to his new boss, "Boss, I know everyone in the whole
world!" His boss doesn't believe him, so he says "No you do not know
everyone in the whole world" but Bubba says "Yes I do!" so Bubba's boss
says "Well prove it!" then Bubba says "Pick someone... and I know them!"
Well Bubba's boss thinks for a minute and then comes up with a
name. "Tom Selleck! I bet you don't know Tom Selleck!" Bubba says "Tom
Selleck! Tom and I were in boy scouts together when we were kids!" but
Bubba's boss says "No you weren't!" then Bubba says "Yes we were!" so they
fly to Hollywood and drive up to Tom Selleck's house. Bubba knocks on the
door and Tom Selleck answers and Bubba goes "Tom!!!" and Tom goes "Bubba!"
and they hug and catch up for 30 minutes and Bubba's boss can't believe
But then he thinks "Well that could happen, it's just one
person," so he tells Bubba and Bubba says "OK, pick somebody else!" This
time Bubba's boss has someone in mind! "The president, George Bush! You
don't know President George Bush!" but Bubba says "Oh yes I do! George and
I were on the debate team together in college!" Bubba's boss says "No you
weren't!" and Bubba says "Yes we were!"
So they fly to Washington
and they catch-up with the President at a press conference. They work
their way through the crowd until Bubba gets close enough to catch Bush's
eye and waves "George!" and the President waves "Bubba!" and after the
press conference they hug and catch up for 30 minutes and Bubba's boss is
stunned -- he can't believe it.
But then he thinks "Well that's
just two people in one country that doesn't mean he knows everyone in the
whole world!" so he tells Bubba and Bubba says "OK, pick someone out of
the USA spectrum and I know them!" And Bubba's boss knows just who to
pick, so he says "The Pope! You do not know the Pope!"
"The Pope? The Pope BAPTISED me!" and Bubba's boss says "No he didn't!"
and Bubba says "Yes he did!" so they fly to Rome where the Pope is giving
Mass in front of hundreds of people. They try working their way through
the crowd -- without much luck. So, Bubba says "Boss, were never gonna get
there together through all these people so I tell you what -- I'll work my
way up to where the Pope is, and when I do, I'll give you a sign that
shows you I know the Pope!" and he leaves.
Well, Bubba's boss
waits and waits and waits and just when he's about to give up, he sees the
Pope come out onto the balcony and right there beside him is Bubba!
Shortly afterwards, Bubba's boss passes out.
Bubba comes back and
finds his boss passed out and he fans him and says "Boss! Boss! Wake up!"
When his boss comes to, he asks: "Boss, what happened?"
boss looks at Bubba and says "OK, I can see Tom Selleck. I can see George
Bush... heck, I can even believe the Pope! But when somebody standing next
to me asks 'Who's that up there on the balcony with Bubba?' -- that's more
than I can take!"