Dave was bragging to his boss one day, â€œYou know, I know everyone there is to know. Just name someone, anyone, and I know them.â€
Tired of his boasting, his boss called his bluff, â€œOK, Dave, how about Tom Cruise?â€
â€œNo dramas boss, Tom and I are old friends, and I can prove it.â€ So Dave and his boss fly out to Hollywood and knock on Tom Cruiseâ€™s door and Tom Cruise shouts, â€œDave! Whatâ€™s happening? Great to see you! Come on in for a beer!
Although impressed, Daveâ€™s boss is still sceptical. After they leave Cruiseâ€™s house, he tells Dave that he thinks him knowing Cruise was just lucky. â€œNo, no, just name anyone else,â€ Dave says.
â€œPresident Bush,â€ his boss quickly retorts.
â€œYup,â€ Dave says, â€œOld buddies, letâ€™s fly out to Washington.â€ And off they go.
At the White House, Bush spots Dave on the tour and motions him and his boss over, saying, â€œDave, what a surprise, I was just on my way to a meeting, but you and your friend come on in and letâ€™s have a cup of coffee first and catch up.â€
Well, the boss is very shaken by now but still not totally convinced.
After they leave the White House grounds he expresses his doubts to Dave, who again implores him to name anyone else.
â€œThe Pope,â€ his boss replies.
â€œSure!â€ says Dave. â€œIâ€™ve known the Pope for years.â€ So off they fly to Rome.
Dave and his boss are assembled with the masses at the Vatican when Dave says,â€This will never work. I canâ€™t catch the Popeâ€™s eye among all these people. Tell you what, I know all the guards so let me just go upstairs and Iâ€™ll come out on the balcony with the Pope.â€
He disappears into the crowd headed towards the Vatican. Sure enough, half an hour later Dave emerges with the Pope on the balcony, but by the time Dave returns, he finds that his boss has passed out and is surrounded by paramedics.
Making his way to his bossâ€™ side, Dave asks him, â€œWhat happened?â€
His boss looks up and says, â€œIt was the final straw – you and the Pope came out on the balcony and the man next to me said, â€œWho the hell is that on the balcony with Dave?â€