The Gravy Ladle
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 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 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” and I’m not saying you ‘didn’t’, but the fact remains that ever since you were here for dinner, the silver gravy ladle has been missing”
Several days later, the elderly priest received a letter from the young priest which read: “Dear Father, I’m not saying that you ‘do’ and I’m not saying you ‘don’t’ But the fact remains that if you were sleeping in your own bed, you would have found the silver gravy ladle.
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