Overheard at the Water Cooler
(accompanied by respectfully raucous laughter)
"God, did you see the Pope on tv?"
"Christ! What'd they do, wheel him up to the window and move his chair side to side to make it look like he was waving?"
"Like a marionette!"
"I know! Jesus, let the guy die already. Maybe he did. Maybe that surgery was really taxidermy!"
"My God, let a fella rest in peace! He's earned it!"
"Well, they can't! They haven't figured out who's going to succeed him yet."
"Yah, well how much you wanna make a bet that once they do, he croaks within two weeks?"