How was your last vacation?

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A man walked in to Joe's Barber Shop for his regular haircut. As he snipped away, Joe asked, "what's up?"

"I'm going on vacation to Rome," the man said.

"Rome, why would you want to go there? It's a crowded, dirty city. You'd be crazy to go to Rome. How you gettin' there"

"Well, we're taking Alitalia Airlines."

"Alitalia Airlines?!" Yelled Joe. "What a terrible airline! Where you stayin'?"

"We'll be in the Downtown International Marriott."

"That dump!" Said Joe the barber, "that's the worst hotel in the city! The rooms are small, the service is slow and it's very overpriced. What you going to be doin' when you get there?"

"Well, we'll be going to the Vatican and hope to see the Pope."

"Oh, that's rich. You and a million other people tryin' to see him. He'll look like the size of an ant. Good luck on this trip, you're gonna need it!"

A month later the man comes back in for his regular haircut and Joe says, "well, how did that trip to Rome turn out? Bet ya Alitalia gave you the worst flight of your life."

"No, quite the opposite," explained the man, "not only were we on time on their brand-new planes, but it was full and they bumped us up to first class."

"Well I bet the hotel was just like I described."

"No, just the opposite. The just finished a$25 million remodeling project; it's the finest hotel in Rome, right now."

Joe mumbled, "I know you didn't get to see the Pope."

"Actually, we were quite lucky. As we toured the Vatican the Swiss Guard tapped me on the shoulder and explained the Pope likes to personally meet some of his visitors, and if I'd be so kind as to step into a private room and wait, the Pope would personally greet me."

Impressed, Joe asked, "what did the Pope say to you?"

"Oh, not much," said the man, "but he did ask where I got that awful haircut."