Wednesday, January 30, 2008

How to stop gossip in the church

One of the perennial complaints about churches is that they are an attractive location for gossips, so the following story gave me quite a chuckle:
Mildred, the church gossip, and self-appointed monitor of the church's morals, kept sticking her nose in to 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 Frank, a new member, of being an alcoholic after she saw his old pickup parked in front of the town's only bar one afternoon. She emphatically told Frank (and several others) that everyone 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.

You gotta love Frank.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I found your blog when I googled gossip.
That is a great joke. I makes the point about the dangers of gossip.