Smile of the Day

Life is getting much too serious, yes? Who doesn't need a daily smile?

Sunday, August 20

Bless me, Father, for I have sinned.

"I have not been to confession for six months. On top of that, I have been with a loose woman."

The priest sighs. "Is that you, little Tommy O'Shaughnessy?"

"Yes, Father, 'tis I."

"And who might be the woman you were with?"

"I shan't be tellin' you, Father. It would ruin her reputation."

"Well, Tommy, I am bound to find out sooner or later, so you may as well tell me now. Was it Brenda O'Malley?"

"I cannot say."

"Was it Patricia Fitzgerald?"

"I will never tell."

"Was it Lisa O'Shanter?"

"I am sorry, Father, but I'll not be naming her."

"Was it Cathy O'Dell?"

"My lips are sealed."

"Was it Fiona Mallory, then?"

"Please, Father, I cannot tell you."

The priest sighs in frustration. "You are a steadfast lad, Tommy O'Shaughnessy, and I admire that. But you have sinned, and you must atone. Be off with you now."

Tommy walks back to his pew. His friend Sean slides over and whispers, "What did you get?"

"Five more good leads!"


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