A man lost two buttons from his shirt and put them in his pants pocket. But
the pocket had a hole, so the buttons fell into his shoe.
Unfortunately, the shoe sole also had a hole, so he lost the buttons. Since
pockets with holes, holes without buttons, and shoe soles with holes are
useless, the man ripped the buttonholes out of his shirt and the pocket from his
pants and tossed them in the trash along with the soles of his shoes. After
looking in a mirror at the holes in his clothing, he decided to toss his clothes
in the trash as well.
A policeman observed all this and asked the man for identification. The man
produced a document that he was an ordained minister of the gospel. So, of
course, the policeman promptly escorted him to a mental institution.
The minister protested violently, asking why he was receiving such unjust
"Look, it's the best place for you now," the policeman replied, "Anyone
claiming to be a preacher, but who doesn't save souls or wear holy clothes has
probably lost his buttons."