“As we sipped away on our respective beverages, she asked me the following question: ‘What if you Catholics are wrong about the final judgment between Heaven and hell? What if reincarnation is real? What would you like to come back as?’
“I considered answering ‘as a black bear in Toronto’s inner city’ but I am told there are more guns on Jane and Finch than among responsible hunters in the Algoma Region. So I probably would not avoid being shot, but without the benefit of becoming sausage or a nice rug in front of the fireplace.
“So, like Prince Philip, I would probably chose something a little more practical like a deadly virus in Europe, so as to help reduce overpopulation and the carbon footprint in industrialized nations.”