Friday, May 08, 2009

We have been running late with everything today, including our Friday Afternoon Moment of Whimsy. But fear not. In light of the impending award ceremonies in the Catholic blogosphere, we bring you now a healthy dose of “church chat,” the lack of which on this weblog is undoubtedly a factor in our poor showing over the years (as if you could never get it anywhere else).

Mildred, the church gossip, and self-appointed monitor of the church’s morals, kept sticking her nose into other people’s business. Several members did not approve of her extracurricular activities, but feared her enough to maintain their silence.

She made a mistake, however, when she accused Frank, a new member, of being an alcoholic after she saw his old pickup parked in front of the town’s only bar one after noon. She emphatically told Frank (and several others) that every one seeing it there would know what he was doing!

Frank, a man of few words, stared at her for a moment and just turned and walked away. He didn't explain, defend, or deny. He said nothing. Later that evening, Frank quietly parked his pickup in front of Mildred's house, walked home -- and left it there all night!!!

Frank knew what he was doing. (h/t to “D.W.”)

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