The traveler, being intrigued, asked a priest who was strolling by what the telephone was used for. The priest replied that it was a direct line to heaven and that for $10,000 you could talk to God.
The traveler thanked the priest and went along his way.
Next stop was in Japan. There, at a very large cathedral, he saw the same golden telephone with the same sign under it. He wondered if this was the same kind of telephone he saw in china and he asked a nearby nun what its purpose was. She told him that it was a direct line to heaven and that for $10,000 he could talk to God. "O.K., thank you," said the traveler.
He then traveled to Pakistan, Srilanka, Russia, Germany and France. In every church he saw the same golden telephone with the same "$10,000 per call" sign under it.
The traveler, upon leaving decided to travel to up to India to see if Indians had the same phone.
He arrived in Kerala, the southern state in India, and again, in the first church he entered, there was the same golden telephone, but this time the sign under it read "One Rupee per call."
"Son, you're in God's own country now,
it's a local call"