|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!