The Improvising Nuns
A couple of nuns, who worked as nurses, had gone out to
the country to minister to an outpatient. On the way back
home they ran out of gas. They were standing beside their
car on the shoulder when a truck approached.
Seeing ladies of the cloth in distress, the driver
stopped to offer his help. The nuns explained they needed
The driver of the truck said he would gladly drain some
from his tank but he didnt have a bucket or can. One of
the nuns dug out a clean bedpan and asked the driver if he
could use it. He said yes, and proceeded to drain a couple
of quarts of gas into the pan. He waved goodbye to the
nuns and left.
The nuns were carefully pouring the precious fluid into
their gas tank when a highway patrol officer arrived.
The trooper stopped and watched for a moment, then he
said, “Sisters, I don’t think it will work, but I sure do admire