Subject: The church gossiper
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.