The Sale of Chocolate Indulgences in 2015…

Me: Bless me, father, for I’m about to sin…
Priest: Sorry, we don’t give pre-clearances, whatcha’ got in mind, anyway? Just curious…
Me: They’ve got cheesecake on sale at Fry’s…
Priest: Oh yeah? How much?
Me: $1.79 for two full slices…
Priest: Yeow! Two full slices? What flavor?
Me: Chocolate swirl…
Priest: Ooh; say, you don’t happen to have any of that on you now, do you?
Me: (thinking) I might…
Priest: Hmmm… I see… You are familiar with the sale of indulgences? Spot of bother back around half a millennium ago…
Me: (light bulb flashing internally) You are familiar with the sale of cheesecake? Three bucks a slice in the deli case, more than five bucks in a resto, nothing like it five hundred years ago…
Priest: (nodding) Well played, my friend and disciple; that little sin’ll cost you a pair of ‘Hail, Mary’s’ and a well-washed spoon… and mum’s the word, not to your friends or even your mum…

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