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A priest and his housekeeper
An elderly priest invited a young priest over for dinner. During the meal,
the young priest couldn't help noticing how attractive and shapely the
housekeeper was. Over the course of the evening he started to wonder if
there was more between the elderly priest and the housekeeper than met the
eye. Reading the young priest's thoughts, the elderly priest volunteered,
"I know you what you must be thinking, but I assure you, my relationship
with my housekeeper is purely professional."
About a week later, the housekeeper came to the elderly priest and said,
"Father, ever since the young father came to dinner, I've been unable to
find the beautiful silver gravy ladle. You don't suppose he took it do
you?" The elderly priest said, "Well, I doubt it, but I'll write him a
letter just to be sure."
So he sat down and wrote: "Dear Father, I'm not saying that you 'did' take
the gravy ladle from my house, and I'm not saying you 'did not' take the
gravy ladle. But, the fact remains that one has been missing ever since you
were here for dinner."
Several days later, the elderly priest received a letter from the young
priest which read:
"Dear Father, I'm not saying that you 'do' sleep with your housekeeper, and
I'm not saying that you 'do not' sleep with your housekeeper. But the fact
remains, that if you were sleeping in your own bed, you would have found the
gravy ladle by now."