Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Brittania Vs Nescafe

I am a Catholic by birth...brought up also as one.

I have studied in Catholic Schools where catechism was taught as a subject and I have the utmost respect for the church and the Pope, but that doesn't prevent me from enjoying this harmless joke.

With due respect to the Pope and the Church.
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The top marketing director of Nescafe manages to arrange a meeting with the Pope at the Vatican.
After receiving the papal blessing, the Nescafe official whispers, "Your Eminence, I have some business to discuss. We at Nescafe have an offer for you. Nescafe is prepared to donate $100 million to the church if you change the Lord's Prayer from “give us this day our daily bread” to “give us this day our daily coffee'."

The Pope looks outraged and thunders, "That is impossible. The Prayer is the word of the Lord, It must not be changed.

" Well," says the Nescafe man somewhat chastened, "We anticipated your reluctance. For this reason, and the importance of the Lord's Prayer to all Catholics, we will increase our offer to $300 million. All we require is that you change the Lord's Prayer from 'Give us this day our daily bread' to Give us this day our daily coffee'."

Again, even more sternly, the Pope replies, "That, my son, is impossible. For the prayer is the word of the Lord and it must not be changed."

Finally, the Nescafe director says, "Your Holiness, we at Nescafe respect your adherence to your faith, we realize that tradition is essential to your beliefs, we fully understand the importance of the word of the Lord ................but we do have one final offer. Please discuss it with your cardinals. We will donate $500 million to the great Catholic church if you would only change the Lord's Prayer from 'Give us this day our daily bread' to 'give us this day our daily coffee'. Please, please consider it." And he leaves.

The next day the Pope convenes the College of Cardinals. "There is some Good news," he announces, "and some bad news” he stopped and looked around the tense faces.

“..... The good news is”, he continues to a hushed assembly, “that the Church will get $ 500 million."
"And what is the bad news, your Holiness?" asks a Cardinal.

"Sadly"........ says the Pope

We would have to lose the Britannia Account............................

***Britannia is the world's most popular bread and biscuit maker

Current music ‘Aicha’ is a French song, sung by Algerian artist Khaled written by the famous French singer-writer Jean Jacques Goldman
Aicha is the French version of the Arabic female name Aisha
He sings....

"So sweet, so beautiful
Everyday like a queen on her throne
Don’t nobody knows how she feels Aicha, Aicha
Lady one day it will be real
She moves... she moves like a breeze...."

The song's original lyrics are about a woman named Aicha, who is being wooed by a man. He promises her pearls, jewels, poems, and other luxuries and romantic things, to which she replies:
"Keep your treasures
I'm worth more than all that
A cage is a cage, even if it's made of gold
I want the same rights as you
And respect for each day
I don't want anything but love "

This is not included in this song version


Walker said...

That was funny.
Wait untl the wine company stops by ;)

Janice Thomson said...

LOL I'm laughing at Walker's comment too.
This was great Jac! - I don't think anyone would be offended.
You always have such interesting music - it's a treat coming here.

Othersideblue said...


adi said...

yes walker's comment brought it alive :)
anyways, can i get a copy of this song
i like the rhythm and beats
a lot
hw r u, btw?

Geets said...

hey, i've heard a different version of this with Wonderbread and KFC. The KFC guys wanted it to be changed to "give us this day our daily chicken" LOL whatever!

mystic rose said...

Firstly I love this song.
and her reply that you posted. :) Yes, absolutely how I feel.

Secondly, the joke... ha ha ha!!

Nice to read you again jac, and listen to your music.

*~*Sameera*~* said...

That was cute!

I just love that song-both the original and the cover versions :)

Anonymous said...

Ha! to the joke,


Love it! regarding the song. :)

Anonymous said...

hehehe...nice one! :p

Rose said...

WOW!!! The lyrics are PERFECT !!!! I cant listen to the song now frm my work place.. Will def try to hear it frm elsewhere..



TESSIE | മഞ്ഞുതുള്ളി said...

u made me smile Jac...

thnk you :)

Nea said...

What I wouldn't give to be able to eat a slice of that beautiful loaf of bread......AND have a cup of coffee. I can still have coffee..

Cute joke.....

Anonymous said...

He-He,a young lady knocked on my door the other day and asked me what bread i ate,when i told her white,she lectured me for about 20 mins about the bennefits of brown bread,damn them hovis witness's lol.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

(I love the music!)

Jac said...

If you were a trifle early giving that cute idea of wine, I would have easily added it!!

Thanks buddy.

Jac said...

Happy that I made you smile.

So hereafter, you know that if you want a smile...drop in here and you may find something.

Delighted to know that you like the music.

...and thanks for the compliments.

Jac said...

cheek to cheek plz !!

Jac said...

Happy to see you smile buddy.

Yes, Walker made it come alive and he is my long time buddy too.

Happy to know that you like the music. Let me have your email ID to sort out a way to give you what you want.

Thanks for the feed back.

Jac said...

Anyways, even if it is chicken or wine it makes us smile to our hearts contend. Isn't it ?

I see that you have become a lazy now a days ???

Thanks for the feed back.

Jac said...

Delighted to see you here again mustic, and the feed back about the song...thought so that you would love it.

Thank you for the comments.

Rose said...

Heha!!! We are at ur website at the same time.. :)))


Jac said...

Aren't you a bit late dear ????

You didn't give me a feed back on the song, kalyani !

Thanks anyhow for the second visit

Jac said...

Welcome to the window to my soul. very happy to know that you like it.

As you are gulf based, you may know more about that song and Khaled in particular.

Thanks sameera and I hope to see you often.

Jac said...

So few the words
summer rain showers

Jac said...

The song or the joke ?

nyways, thanks for the feed back.

Jac said...

I know that all woman would like that :)

Amen !

Jac said...

Smiling is not an crime anywhere, and when you can smile so sweet...go gurl go..

...specially when you are engaged !!!

Jac said...

There are many people who will give anything to have a loaf of that bread and a cup of coffee least nothing prevents you from drinking that cup of coffee, nea !


Jac said...

That made me laugh a full minute, gaaza!
I didnt get it first. LOL

Jac said...

...and you are a music teacher too !
:) :)

CapCity said...

Hi Jac - i know it's been awhile... glad you're back blogging even if i can't stop by as often.


Sapna Anu B.George said...

"With due respect to the Pope and the Church", or who decides what.....i would love to get a piece of that bread with a good hot cup of mint tea.... Jac!!

Mahi said...

lol...that joke was funny...n lovely music, by the way!

Rose said...
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Rose said...

OMG !!!! You are a NARCISSIST or WHAT???!!!! ;D

Hey.. Stl cudnt listen to the song.. Is it possible to mail it to me? Pleeeeeeeeaaazzzzzzzze.. :)


VIDYA said...


I like bread with honey and my jokes funny! :d

Gazza said...

Sorry Jac i should have explained that Hovis was a fomous brown bread in England,like your joke went down well with the kads but i changed the last line to Warbitons(famous English bread)take care fella.

Dotm said...

Nice song. I heard it on the radio twice yesterday while driving down and back from the exercise place. I was here last week, but was having trouble trying to post.

I`m not Catholic, but did attend a lot of the Wednesday night services with a special Catholic friend when we were back in High School. Things have changed since then as they never sang back then, only those in the choir sang and I heard that the attendants also sing today. I was in the Choir in my own Church and loved the Church music which I still play on my organ here at home. I think the words mean a lot more when you are singing them , than when you are just listening to others singing.

Anali said...

Too funny! I saw the picture of the bread and was wondering if there might be a recipe! ; )

Um Naief said...

cute AND funny!! how can you beat that!

all of my bros and sis' were raised in catholic schools... except for me and my younger sis. thankfully.

but... had religion pushed down my throat for most of my life. can't stand organized religion now...