One afternoon, an Inland Revenue Tax Inspector visited the Rabbi of a Synagogue to audit the accounts. When he had finished checking the books he turned to the Rabbi and observed:
"I couldn't help noticing that you buy rather a lot of candles,
The Tax Inspector was visibly disappointed by the Rabbi's clever answer
but was determined to catch him out.
"Bugger!" muttered the Tax Inspector under his breath. He
was completely taken aback and racked his brains for anything that would
catch the slippery Rabbi out. Finally, he jabbed his finger at the ledger
triumphantly. "I see you carry out a great many circumcisions here,
"That's easy", replied the Rabbi. "We save up all the
foreskins and when we have enough we send them to the Inland Revenue".
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