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A guy is walking down the street when he falls into a hole. The walls are so steep that he can’t get out.

He notices a priest walk by and yells up “Father I’m down in this hole can you help me out?” The priest writes out a prayer, throws it down the hole, and walks on.

Then a doctor passes by and the guy yells “Hey doc, can you please help me?” The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down the hole and moves on.

Then a Friend walks by. “My Friend, it’s me! Please help me out!” The Friend jumps down the hole.

The guy says “Are you stupid?! Now we’re both down here.”

The Friend says “Yeah, but I’ve been down here before, and I know the way out.”

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