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The Church Gossip

Mildred, the church gossip, self-appointed monitor of the church's morals, kept sticking her nose into other people's business. Several members did not approve of her extra curricular activities, but feared her enough to maintain their silence. She made a mistake, however, when she accused Henry, a new member, of being an alcoholic after she saw his old pickup truck parked in front of the town's only bar one afternoon. She emphatically told Henry and several others that everyone seeing it there would know what he was doing.

Henry, 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, Henry quietly parked his pickup in front of Mildred's house. . . walked home . . . and left it there all night.

You gotta love people like Henry.
 

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:D
 

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The moral of the story is, never assume.
And we all know what "assume" stands for. :D
 

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There's got to be a parrable in there somewhere.... :D
 

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aren't you clever, Sheepdog! That is a cute joke, makes you wish it was a true story. I'm sure something close to that has happened.
 

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We have a neighbor like this. While not a church representative, but a self-appointed sub-division representative. She isn't even on the home-owners board. In our sub-division, we have a covenant we have to follow, how long our grass can be, toys in the front yard, or leaving the trashcan by the road. Every now and then you can actually see her in someone's yard measuring the grass with a ruler. Our homeowners covenant is enforced by the city, and you can be fined for such violations. Funny thing is her husband is a painter, and has several ladders on this van, this is also a violation of the covenant, but were nice enough not to say anything.
 

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I'm wondering if she's a German descent? They have been raised to report any Ordnung (order) violations. ;)
 

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:DWay to go Henry!! :D
 
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