Monday, September 8, 2008

The church gossip

Fiona was the church gossip and self-appointed police of the parish's moral integrity. Several members disapproved of her attitude, but feared her enough to maintain their silence.

She blundered, however when she accused George, a new member of being a low-life after she saw his old pickup parked in front of the town’s only bar one afternoon.

She scolded George in the presence of several others that anyone who saw it there would know exactly what he was doing, and that he ought to be ashamed of himself.

George was a man of few words. He just looked at her for a moment, then turned and walked away. He didn't explain, defend, or deny.

Later that evening, George quietly parked his pickup in front of Fiona's house ...walked home ...and left it there all night.

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