Dad’s quick comeback

From my email:

Dad’s quick comeback
A teenage boy had just passed his driving test and inquired of his father as to when they could discuss his use of the car.
His father said he’d make a deal: ‘You bring your grades up from a C to a B average, study your Bible a little, and get your hair cut. Then we’ll talk about the car.’
The boy thought about that for a moment, decided he’d settle for the offer, and they agreed on it.
After about six weeks his father said, ‘Son, you’ve brought your grades up and I’ve observed that you have been studying your Bible, but I’m disappointed you haven’t had your hair cut.
The boy said, ‘You know, Dad, I’ve been thinking about that, and I’ve noticed in my studies of the Bible that Samson had long hair, John the Baptist had long hair, Moses had long hair…and there’s even strong evidence that Jesus had long hair.’
His father replied, ‘Did you also notice they all walked everywhere they went?

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  1. Legisperitus says:

    I’ve always liked that one, although it was more topical back in the hippie era when it originated.

  2. lucy says:

    An old one, but a good one !!

  3. irishgirl says:

    That’s a good one, Legisperitus!

  4. TrueLiturgy says:

    Awesome! :-)

  5. edwardo3 says:

    If the kid were smart he would have pointed out that Pius IX had long hair and he was carried where he went.

  6. They could compromise and son could drive his car like Fred Flintstone.

  7. Athelstan says:

    Jesus did ride an ass into Jerusalem, of course.

    But Junior might not be so keen on his mode of procession out of the city at the end of that week.

  8. Sacristymaiden says:

    This is a great comeback! The long hair plea sounds vaguely familiar…

  9. kradcliffe says:

    They’ll be ga ga at the go go
    When they see me in my toga
    My toga made of blond
    Biblical hair

    My hair like Jesus wore it
    Hallelujah I adore it
    Hallelujah Mary loved her son
    Why don’t my mother love me?

    Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
    Flow it, show it
    Long as God can grow it
    My hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
    Flow it, show it
    Long as God can grow it
    My hair

  10. kradcliffe says:

    I’d bet MONEY that Fr. Z used to have long hair.

    Go on, post a photo!

  11. Jayna says:


    Legisperitus – I dunno about that, I see a lot of boys who desperately need their hair cut. That Justin Beiber look has GOT to go.

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