Is The Greatest
A judge, a bishop, and a conductor were
having a discussion. All three were
rather vain men, and their talk soon
turned to the question of which of them
was the greatest.
"Well," said the judge,
"my position is one of dignity and
power. When I walk into the courtroom,
the bailiff says 'All rise!' and all the
people stand to pay me honor."
"That's very nice," said the
bishop. "People stand in your
honor; but when people have an audience
with me they kneel, kiss my ring, and
they address me as 'Your
The conductor snorted and said, "I
think I got you both beat; when I step
onto the podium, as guest conductor, the
people look down, put their hands over
their eyes, and say 'Oh, my God!'"