Mildred was the church gossip and self-appointed monitor of the church’s morals. She kept sticking her nose into other people’s business, even if several members did not approve of her extra-curricular activities. However, they feared her enough to maintain their silence.
Once, she accused a new member, Frank, of being an alcoholic after she saw his old pickup parked in front of the town’s only bar one afternoon.
She emphatically told Frank (and several others) that everyone seeing it there would know what he was doing!
Frank, was a man of few words. He stared at her for a moment and just turned and walked away. He didn’t explain, defend, or deny. He said nothing and just went away.
Later that evening, Frank quietly parked his old pickup in front of Mildred’s house …
Got out and simply walked home…
And left his old pickup there all night.