Tuesday, April 28, 2009
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 Elmer, 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 Elmer (and several others) that everyone seeing it there would know exactly what he was doing!
Elmer, 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, Elmer quietly parked his pickup in front of Mildred's house . . . walked home and left it there all night.
You gotta love Elmer.