GRIN AND SHARE IT: “Everybody Knows Bubba”

Bubba was bragging to his boss one day, “You know, I know everyone there
is to know. Just name someone, anyone, and I know them.”

Tired of his boasting, his boss called his bluff, “OK, Bubba how about Tom
Cruise?” “Sure, yes, Tom and I are old friends, and I can prove it.”

So Bubba and his boss fly out to Hollywood and knock on Tom Cruise’s door,
and sure enough, Tom Cruise, shouts, “Bubba! Great to see you! You and
your friend come right in and join me for lunch!” Although impressed,
Bubba’s boss is still skeptical. After they leave Cruise’s house, he tells
Bubba that he thinks Bubba’s knowing Cruise was just lucky.

“No, no, just name anyone else,” Bubba says. “President Clinton,” his boss
quickly retorts. “Yes,” Bubba says, “I know him, let’s fly out to
Washington.” And off they go. At the White House, Clinton spots Bubba on the
tour and motions him and his boss over, saying, “Bubba, what a surprise, I
was just on my way to a meeting, but you and your friend come on in and let’s
have a cup of coffee first and catch up.”

Well, the boss is very shaken by now, but still not totally convinced. After
they leave the White House grounds, he expresses his doubts to Bubba, who
again implores him to name anyone else.

“The Pope,” his boss replies. “Sure!” says Bubba. “My folks are from Poland,
and I’ve known the Pope a long time.” Off they fly to Rome. Bubba and his
boss are assembled with the masses in Vatican Square when Bubba says,
“This will never work. I can’t catch the Pope’s eye among all these people. Tell
you what, I know all the guards so let me just go upstairs and I’ll come out
on the balcony with the Pope.”

Bubba disappears into the crowd headed toward the Vatican. Sure enough, half
an hour later Bubba emerges with the Pope on the balcony. By the time Bubba
returns, he finds that his boss has had a heart attack and is surrounded by
paramedics. Working his way to his boss’ side, Bubba asks him, “What
happened?” His boss looks up and says, “I was doing fine until you and the
Pope came out on the balcony and the man next to me said, ” Who’s that on
the balcony with Bubba?

About Dr. Mike Harmon

Dr. Harmon began preaching at the age of 15 while living in southern California. He has conducted over 600 revivals and evangelistic campaigns nationwide, and has served as Senior Pastor at seven churches. Dr. Harmon has degrees from Central Baptist College, the University of Central Arkansas, and a Ph.D. From the Christian Bible College and Seminary. He has served as trustee for Southeastern Baptist College and Chairman of the trustees for the BMA Theological Seminary. He also served as Chaplain for the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the Arkansas State Police and the Arkansas State Senate. His many sermons and articles on Christian Apologetics are widely published. He is married to one wife of 43 years; has two sons, and seven grandchildren. He considers the simple pleasures of cooking, dining with family and friends, and liesurely rides on his Harley through the Texas Hill Country to be some of the most enjoyable blessings from the Lord.
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