Normally when you give your two weeks notice, it's a conversation between you and your immediate supervisor (and hey, why not, maybe even there supervisor.) So I'm not really sure how Pope Benedict XVI gave his two week notice to God, but I'm sure it was really awkward.
Today, Pope Benedict announced that he would be retiring from the papacy, a move that literally has not been done in centuries.
Isn't the pope allegedly appointed by God (via the College of Cardinals)? That's a conversation with the big guy upstairs I wouldn't want to have. "Hey, thanks for the job and the sweet Popemobile, but I've had enough so I'm going to step down" or "Yeah, listen, I know I'm your representative here for about a bajillion people on earth, but I'm getting old so I think it's time to retire."
He's getting old and wants to retire? Being old is basically the main qualification for being pope! That and not being the anti-Christ.
To be honest, this Catholic was never really a fan of Pope Benedict (come on, he had to follow up on Pope John Paul II footsteps, everyone was going to look like garbage compared to him) but I think that's because he was a Hitler youth.
For all of you crying "But it was mandatory in Germany back then!" you can go cry me a river. Mandatory doesn't make it any better, you racists.
Pope Benny Fresh steps down at the end of the month, which means we'll have a new pope in time for Easter. If you try hard enough, I'm sure you can find some symbolism in that...