Every Friday evening after work old Van der Merwe would have a huge braai. But his neighbours, being old-school Catholics were reluctant to eat meat on Fridays, and suffered agonies of temptation as the delicious aroma carried over.
They persuaded their priest to try to convert Van. The priest makes a breakthrough and eventually, Van attends Mass. The priest sprinkles holy water over him and says, “You were born a Protestant, raised a Protestant but now you are a Catholic.”
Everyone was delighted.
But when next Friday night came along, the aroma of grilled steak again wafted over the neighbourhood. The neighbours called the priest who rushed on over just in time to see him hovering over the meat and chanting, “You was born a cow, you was raised as a cow, but now you is a snoek!”