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A Cajun Confession


Shortly after Mardi Gras, a married Cajun went into the confessional and said to his priest, "I almos’ had de affair wid annuder woman."

The priest said, "What do you mean, almost?"

The Cajun said, "Well, we get undress’ and rub together, but den I stop."


The priest said, "Rubbing together is the same as putting it in.  You’re not to see that woman again.  For your penance, say fifteen Hail Mary’s and put $50 in the poor box."

The Cajun left the confessional, said his prayers, and then walked over to the poor box.  He paused for a moment and then started to leave.

The priest, who was watching, quickly ran over to him saying, "I saw that.  You didn’t put any money in the poor box!"

The Cajun replied, "Yeah fadder, but me... I rub de $50 on de box, and ’cordin’ to you, dat be de same as puttin’ it in."

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