The Archbishop’s plummy voice
I was at the opening of a cathedral in Wellington about 7 years ago when I fell into conversation with the archbishop of New Zealand. Unfortunately he was talking in a plummy voice that obviously wasn’t his own and I wanted to talk to him on a human level so I asked God, “How do I get his man to talk to me in a normal voice?”
At which point God took over my tongue and I said “Knock knock”.
To which he replied, “Who’s there?”
And I replied “God!” Remember I had no idea where this conversation was going, I was simply looking on as God used my tongue.
Of course his reply was, “God Who?”
Then I literally shouted at this archbishop, “Whaddya mean God Who!!!”.
The archbishop gave a little jump and looked surprised! And then he started to talk to me in his normal voice and we had a normal conversation, as if the whole thing hadn’t happened at all. I doubt if he even remembered his conversation with God a minute later! But I do and it still makes me chuckle to this day!