I keep getting these silly Oklahoma jokes since I've been up here working. Maybe this one will amuse you. NOT
A man in Topeka, Kansas, decided to write a book about churches around thecountry. He started by flying to San Francisco,and started working east from there. Going to a very large church, he began takingphotographs and making notes. He spotted a golden telephone on the vestibule wall and was intrigued with
a sign which read "$10,000 a minute."
Seeking out the pastor he asked about the phone and the sign. The pastor answered that this golden phone is, in fact, a direct line to Heaven and if he pays the price he can talk directly to God.
The man thanked the pastor and continued on his way. As he continued to visit churches in Seattle, Austin, Michigan, Chicago,
Milwaukee, and around the United States, he found more phones, with the same sign, and the same answer from each pastor. Finally, he arrived in Oklahoma, Upon entering a church in Pryor, Oklahoma behold, he saw the usual golden telephone. But
THIS time, the sign read "Calls: 25 cents." Fascinated, he asked to talk to the pastor. "Reverend, I have been in cities all across the country and in each church I have found this golden telephone and have been told it is a direct line to Heaven and
that I could talk to God, but, in the other churches the cost was $10,000 a minute. Your sign reads 25 cents a call. Why?" The pastor, smiling benignly, replied,
"Son, you're in Oklahoma now, it's a local call."