A Heavenly Halloween


Every Halloween, the staff at Bandido’s Mexican restaurants wears costumes (limited only by their imagination), to the delight of the guests. On this particular festival of the dead, two Catholic priests, Father Jeff and Father Jim, came in for dinner and, lo and behold…guess who waited on them. A waitress dressed as a pregnant nun! As she walked up to greet them, she said, “Nice costumes guys,” and then proceeded to take their order.

At the bar, when she was informed that the two gentlemen were actually priests and being Halloween, she was extremely horrified. Returning to the table, she kept her eyes lowered in shame as she set down their drinks and muttered, “Bless me, Father, for I have sinned.”

To which Father Jeff answered, “You are forgiven, my child. Now for your penance, you may pay for our dinner,” which she did, making the hallow evening…heavenly, for the clever clerics.


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Introducing Schindler Sez

Starting October 21st, Jim Schindler, founder/CEO of Bandido’s Mexican Restaurants, will write a column, “Schindler Sez,” for The Waynedale News. It consists of incredibly short, mostly true and always humorous stories, with a bit of advice and uncommon sense thrown in for good measure. His short stories are cleverly written with a great deal of wit and insight that hits close to home.

Interspersed among Schindler’s stories are his uncommon sense comments and timely observations. Funny, serious, hokey, touching and delightfully entertaining, Schindler’s column is a wonderful way to learn some of life’s lessons in a manner that will bring a smile to your face!

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Jim Schindler

A graduate of John Carroll University and a successful businessman, the founder/ CEO of Bandido's Mexican restaurants. Jim writes the "Schindler Sez" column in the newspaper. He also authors a series of books of short, true, and humorous stories. > Read Full Biography > More Articles Written By This Writer