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paul wheaton
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From backwoods home magazine, october 2009, page 67.

Mildred, the church gossip and self-appointed monitor of the church's morals, kept stickeing her nose into other people's business.  Several members did not approve of her extracurricular activities, but feared her enough to maintain their silence.

She made a mistake, howerver, when she accused Elmer, a new member, of being an alcoholic after she saw his old pickup pared in front of the town's only bar one afternoon.  She emphatically told Elmer (and several others) that everyone seeing it there would know exactly what he was doing!

Elmer, 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, Elmer quietly parked hi pickup in front of Mildred's house.... walked home.... and left it there all night.

 
                                  
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I like Elmer's style! 
 
Brenda Groth
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thanks i love this joke every time i hear it..and you know what..it makes me realize again and again that it is better to keep ones nose on ones face..
 
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