Passerby: Hi Christ. Someone said you are the son of God. What are you doing here?
Christ: I’m flogging bibles.
Passerby: They haven’t been written yet. Aren’t you being a bit premature?
Christ: A bit previous. A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do.
Passerby: I’ll put my name down for one.
Christ: Sign here. A first edition is a good investment. You could flog it at Sotheby’s.
Passerby: If I’m around that long. Is it readable?
Christ: It took ten years to write and would probably take the same amount of time to read.
Passerby: That’s very funny.
Christ: Not if you wrote the book.
Passerby: It will give people something to swear on and at and throw at people, anyway.
Christ: A best seller.
Passerby: And I thought you were just a waste of space.
Christ: Wait for the Hollywood epic.
Passerby: You’ve seen the film, now read the book.
Christ: Dance to the musical.
Passerby: You are a man before your time.
Christ: A man out of time.
Passerby: Whatever that means.
Christ: Gutenberg, thou should’st be living at this hour.
Passerby: I’ll wait for the audio version.
Christ: That’s me. Born before TV.
Passerby: If you had an air to that you could sing it.
Christ: I’ll be on my way.
Passerby: Mine too.
Christ: It’s a rocky road.
Passerby: You can say that again.
Christ: And again and again and again.
Passerby: Where does this road lead?
Christ: Where indeed.
Passerby: You’re a bit of a poet.
Christ: Don’t I know it.
Passerby: Sayonara, Japanese for goodbye.
Christ: Au revoir, until we meet again.
(Both figures depart. The End.)
26th July, 2018