Hat-tip to Kevin M. !
Father O'Malley rose from his bed. It was a fine spring day in his
new Washington, DC parish. He walked to the window of his bedroom to get a deep breath of the beautiful day outside. He then noticed there was a jackass lying dead in the middle of his front lawn. He promptly called the US Senate for assistance.
The conversation went like this: "Good morning. This is Senator
Reid. How might I help you?"
"And the best of the day to yerself. This is Father O'Malley at
St.Brigid's. There's a jackass lying dead in me front lawn. Would ye be so
kind as to send a couple o' yer lads to take care of the matter?"
Senator Reid, considering himself to be quite a wit, replied with
a smirk, "Well now f ather, it was always my impression that you people
took care of last rites!"
There was dead silence on the line for a long moment.
Father O'Malley then replied: "Aye, that's certainly true, but we
are also obliged to notify the next of kin."