The Bishop, The Priest and the Ladle

Posted by M ws On Friday, September 21, 2012 2 comments
The following story teaches lessons on assumptions, deceitfulness, dishonesty, creative problem-solving, arrogance and delusion.

A bishop invited a young priest to dinner.

During the meal, the priest noticed some signs of intimacy between the bishop and his housekeeper.

As the priest was leaving, the bishop said to him quietly, "I can guess what you are thinking, but really our relationship is strictly proper."

A few days later the housekeeper remarked to the bishop that a valuable antique solid silver soup ladle was missing - since the young priest's visit - and so she wondered if he might have taken it.

"I doubt it, but I will ask him," said the bishop.

So the bishop wrote to the priest: "Dear Father, I am not saying that 'you did' take a solid silver ladle from my house, and I am not saying that 'you did not' take a solid silver ladle from my house, but the fact is that the ladle has been missing since your visit.."

Duly, the bishop received the young priest's reply, which read: "Your Excellency, 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 is that if you were sleeping in your own bed, you would by now have found the ladle."

-Author Unknown-

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2 comments to The Bishop, The Priest and the Ladle

  1. says:

    Cynful Pleasure hahahhaa... :p

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith :-) Great to hear from you Cynful Pleasure! Keep in touch!

    Cheers

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