The old German pastor stood before the well-off but tight-fisted congregation and announced, “Vell, it’s de good news und de bad news
und the good news I have.”
“De bad news is dat ve have to put de new roof on de church,” said the pastor, which prompted a loud moan from the assembled flock.
“De good news is dat ve have enough money for de new roof.” A sigh of relief rippled through the congregation, as the old farmers smiled
and good-naturedly elbowed one another.
“But de bad news is dat it’s still in your pockets.”