No Time To Make New Enemies: Anon


An old lady in church was seen to bow her head whenever the name of Satan was mentioned. One day the minister met her and asked her why she did so.

‘Well’, she replied, ‘politeness costs nothing—and you never know.’

Anon, quoted in Ladies’ Home Journal March 1944

About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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3 Responses to No Time To Make New Enemies: Anon

  1. You just rocked my Monday morning contemplation into laughter…….

  2. Reblogged this on Greatpoetrymhf's Weblog and commented:
    Enjoy this one I am still laughing

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Love it cracked me up ad it is true that politeness costs nothing!!

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