ElderlyJokes A Newly Ordained Priest Is Nervous. What Follows Next Will Blow Your Mind. 15.6k Views A newly ordained priest is nervous about hearing confessions and asks an older priest to observe one of his sessions to give him some tips. After a few minutes of listening, the old priest suggests that they have a word. “I’ve got a few suggestions,” he says. “Try folding your arms over your chest and rub your chin with one hand.” The new priest tries this. “Very good,” says his senior. “Now try saying things like ‘I see’, ‘I understand’ and ‘Yes, go on.’” The younger priest practices these sayings, too. “Well done,” says the older priest. “Don’t you think that’s better than slapping your knee and saying: No way! What happened next?” See more Previous joke There Was This Loving Grandfather. Next joke An Old Farmer In Louisiana Goes To The Pond.