The Missionary and the Chief
A missionary who had spent years showing a tribe of natives how
to farm and build things to be self-sufficient gets word that he
is to return home.
He realizes that the one thing he never taught the natives was
how to speak English, so he takes the chief and starts walking in
the forest. He points to a tree and says to the chief, "This is
The chief looks at the tree and grunts, "Tree." The missionary
is pleased with the response.
They walk a little farther and the padre points to a rock and
says, "This is a rock."
Hearing this, the chief looks and grunts, "Rock."
The padre is really getting enthusiastic about the results when
he hears a rustling in the bushes. As he peeks over the top, he
sees a couple in the midst of heavy romantic activity. The padre
is really flustered and quickly responds, "Riding a bike."
The chief looks at the couple briefly, pulls out his blow gun and
kills them. The padre goes ballistic and yells at the chief that
he has spent years teaching the tribe how to be civilized and
kind to each other, so how could he just kill these people in
cold blood that way?
The chief replied, "My bike."