The Pope Kept Staring at Us!


Isn’t this a little creepy?


You have probably noticed that I do not speak of religion or politics. Why start an unnecessary fight on a humor page?  (unless I’m just picking on you)

But last night, the Pope invaded my meal. And to be honest, it was a little odd.

Have you ever been to a Buca di Peppo’s? It’s a family style restaurant that has all kinds of odd stuff going on. It’s pretty neat in an odd kind of way.

We were there for a business meeting and requested a private room. They put us in a semi private area called the “Pope” Room.

The Pope was all over the walls in this little room. But the freakiest part was a giant bust of him on the middle of the lazy Susan used to the pass food around.  So no matter how many times you moved his face away, he just kept coming back to give you his creepy smile.

Each time a person would show up, we spun him to face them. Those that were late, had no idea why the rest of us kept giggling.

I’m not saying the Pope is a good or bad guy. But do you really need him staring at you while you eat? I vote no. But I can honestly say, I wouldn’t be a fan of anyone’s head on a platter staring at me while I ate.

Oh! And don’t even get me going on the naked women and kids (cherubs) on the walls. I almost took a picture of one in the bathrooms that really made me wonder what was wrong with these people. (I’m kicking myself for not doing it but I couldn’t decide if the humor I would give it would go over as I had it in my head, so best to “step away” from the picture and keep a moving).

So if you are ever wanting an old white guy to stare at you while you eat, head over to a Buca di Peppo’s and enjoy!


PS. No Pope’s were hurt during the making of this post.

PSS. And if you are catholic, sorry for picking on your Pontiff, but he started it. 


~~~till we laugh again~~~

35 thoughts on “The Pope Kept Staring at Us!

  1. crubin

    Ha ha! As soon as I saw that image, I knew what your post would be about. We ate at Buca di Peppo’s when we had my entire family over at Christmas. Twenty people in the house for a few days. (!) But what a great restaurant for a crowd. We had a good time laughing around the pope as well. And it’s really cool to spin the table for your food. 🙂

  2. valleygirl96

    This is so funny! I was at a Buca several years ago and I forgot how creepy I thought the Pope was then! Thanks for the memories.

  3. pouringmyartout

    Love the Buca… and in an ironic twist of fate… I just did a post that is going to piss believers off no end. I might have wanted to think that through. But you know I didn’t.

  4. J. A. Robinson

    So, there’s the Pope Mobile (mo-beel) and the Pope Mobile (mo-bull). LOVED your line, “I wouldn’t be a fan of anyone’s head on a platter staring at me while I ate.”

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