The church gossip Mildred had a bad habit of sticking her nose into other people’s business. One day she accused Bill, a new congregation member, of being an alcoholic, saying she saw his car parked in front of the town’s lone bar for hours. She made a huge scene, telling Bill that everyone who saw it parked there knew exactly what he was up to.
Bill, a man of few words, stared at her for a moment and just turned and walked away. He didn’t explain, defend or deny. But later that evening Bill quietly parked his car in Mildred’s drive way, walked home and left it there all night.