George W. Bush was walking through an airport last week, when he saw an old man with white hair, a long white beard, wearing a long white robe and holding a staff. He walked up to the man, who was staring at the ceiling, and said, “Excuse me, sir, aren’t you, um, Moses?”
The man stood perfectly still and continued to stare at the ceiling, saying nothing. Again George W. asked, a little louder this time, “Excuse me, sir, aren’t you Moses?” Again the old man stared at the ceiling motionless without saying a word. George W. tried a third time, louder yet, “Excuse me, sir, aren’t you Moses?” Again, no movement or words from the old man. He continued to stare at the ceiling.
One of George W’s aides asked him if there was a problem. W said, “Either this man is deaf or extremely rude. I’ve asked him three times if he was Moses, and he has not answered me yet.” To which the man, still staring at the ceiling finally replied, “I can hear you, and yes, I *am* Moses, but the last time I spoke to a bush, I spent 40 years wandering in the wilderness.”