Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Final "arrest" ....

Ring! Ring!
"Hello, Fr Speekman."
"Yeah, hello, are you the Catholic chaplain?"
"Yes, I am."
"Oh, good. Right. Well, I'm Jason, a nurse on 12 West 1 and I have a patient here who's failing fast. The family would like you to come in as soon as possible and read him his Last Rights."
"No problem, Jason. I'll be there in 10 minutes."
"Cool. Thanks."


  1. I hope you told him anything he says can and will be used against him in a court of law.

  2. Oddly enough it took quite a few minutes for the humor of this post to reach me, but when it did, to Jason's credit I did have a laugh! I hope you showed the gentleman your badge before reading his rights!

  3. lol. I have to admit, it took both Steve and I a while too.

  4. I'm not sure I'd want my rights read to me while approaching death.

    "You have the right to remain silent in the presence of God. Anything you do or say can and will be held against you at your final judgment. You have a right to have your Guardian Angel present. If you forfeit this right, one will be appointed to you..."