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Il Papa è atterrato!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by SnarkShark, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    The Pope is here. Just got greeted by the Obamas coming off the plane.
  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Just wait till he gets to Philly and gets batteries thrown.
  3. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    The building I work at houses around 4,000+ employees. Maybe a quarter of that will show up to work today and tomorrow. I think my office will have about 10% of its workforce here this week.
  4. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I don't get it. Unsure why this is that big of a deal.
  5. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    I think it's his pointy hat.
    Gator likes this.
  6. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Well, most people are taking off work to avoid road closures and heavy traffic. Federal workers have been strongly encouraged to telework or take PTO this week. Which is exactly what people at my work are doing.
  7. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    I meant news coverage. Our local news station (not in one of the cities the pope is visiting) has a "special section" on its website, and it has sent four reporters down there for coverage. I just hope he doesn't lose his wallet.
  8. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    He's the first pope to address Congress, meaning he's the first to interject himself into American politics and ostensibly try to directly influence American policy. That's a big deal.
  9. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Our office is closed Thursday afternoon and Friday. We've been strongly urged to get some work done, anyway, but that doesn't necessarily keep me off the golf course.
  10. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    If the course marshal forgets to pass along any messages, it's not your fault.
    cranberry likes this.
  11. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Exactly. And I can check e-mail while I get a hot dog at the turn.
  12. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Look at you two getting along. The Pope truly is a miracle worker!
    I Should Coco and SnarkShark like this.
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