Asking the right question

Jack and Max are walking from religious service. Jack wonders whether it would be all right to smoke while praying.

Max replies, “Why don’t you ask the Priest?”

So Jack goes up to the Priest and asks, ” Father, may I smoke while I pray ?”

The Priest replies, “No, my son, you  may not! That’s utter disrespect to our religion.”

Jack goes back to his friend and  tells him what the good Priest told him.

Max says, “I’m not  surprised. You asked the wrong question. Let me try.”

And so Max  goes up to the Priest and asks, “Father, may I pray while I smoke ?”

To which the Priest eagerly replies, “By all  means, my son. By all means. You can always pray whenever you want to.”

Moral of the story is, “The reply you get depends on the question you ask.”

Courtesy : Anonymous forwarded e-mail