"I brought the cat and swept out the apartment, but I forgot I needed a great big chair," admitted the frail man in lightly accented English. "It's true I am retiring to a life of prayer, but I do not think God will begrudge me a place to sit down. And the Chair of Peter must remain vacant until the new Pope is elected. So I was thinking, maybe a La-Z-Boy. I hear they fold back and are very comfy."
According to store employees, the manager drove the Pope through the wall art for sale and the Pope Emeritus smiled. "The view will never be as good in any other chair," he was heard to admit. "Michelangelo framed prints just are not the same. I don't mean to offend you, my son; the 'abstract neon triangles of life' screenprint over here is very, very...geometric. It's just that I prefer art. Ah well. My sight is on eternity now."
All in all, the Pope Emeritus appeared tired, but in good spirits, said Millton. "He seemed to enjoy the Swedish meatballs, and said they tasted somewhat German," he reported. "And I gave him directions to the La-Z-Boy outlet in Wykoff. The man has earned his earthly rest, and I only want him to be happy," he said.