In the late ‘80s, I worked for a wonderful man named Len Kendall. Len was one of the best storytellers I’ve ever known, and he knew more jokes than anyone I’ve ever known. He loved to tell the story about the time, during the reign of Paul VI as Pope, that His Holiness was running around the Vatical telling everyone that the arrival of Jesus was imminent.
Running from room to room, the Pope kept exclaiming, “Jesus is coming! Jesus is coming!”
As he entered one of the offices, a priest happened to be in there cleaning off the top of his desk. “Jesus is coming! Jesus is coming!” the Pope yelled to him.
Confused, the priest looked up and asked, “But Your Holiness, what should I do?”
Pope Paul shouted back in his Italian accent, “Looka busy!”
Given the state of our lengthy but seemingly easing coronavirus quarantine — and given the … uh … rules of engagement with which some of us are complying — “Look Busy” seemed like the perfect subject for a video.
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