A man lost two buttons from his shirt and put them in his pants
pocket. But the pocket had a hole, so the buttons fell into his shoe.
Unfortunately, the shoe sole also had a hole, so he lost the buttons.
Since pockets with holes, holes without buttons, and shoe soles with
holes are useless, the man ripped the buttonholes out of his shirt and
the pocket from his pants and tossed them in the trash along with the
soles of his shoes. After looking in a mirror at the holes in his
clothing, he decided to toss his clothes in the trash as well.
A policeman observed all this and asked the man for identification.
The man produced a document that he was an ordained minister of the
So, of course, the policeman promptly escorted him to a mental
institution. The minister protested violently, asking why he was
receiving such unjust treatment.
“Look, it’s the best place for you now,” the policeman replied.
“Anyone claiming to be a preacher, but who doesn’t save souls or wear
holy clothes has probably lost his buttons.”