NEVER be Late!

Those who are associates or students of Ray Barros will know he is a real stickler for punctuality. Perhaps, there is good reason to be punctual, too.

Here is  the moral of the  story :

A priest was being honored at his retirement dinner after 25 years in the parish. A leading local politician and member of the congregation was chosen to make the presentation and to give a little speech at the dinner. However, he was delayed, so the priest decided to say his own few words while they waited:

“I got my first impression of the parish from the first confession I heard here. I thought I had been assigned to a terrible place. The very first person who entered my confessional told me he had stolen a television set and, when questioned by the police, was able to lie his way out of it. He had stolen money from his parents, embezzled from his employer, had an affair with his boss’s wife, taken illegal drugs, and sold his sister’s jewelry to buy a gun. I was appalled.

“But as the days went on I learned that my people were not all like that and I had, indeed, come to a fine parish full of good and loving people….”

Just as the priest finished his talk, the politician arrived, full of apologies at being late. He immediately began to make the presentation and gave his talk:

“I’ll never forget the first day our parish priest arrived,”said the politician. “In fact, I had the honor of being the first person to go to him for confession.”


Idkit aka Ana

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10 thoughts on “NEVER be Late!”

  1. Idkit says:

    You will miss out if you are late, for sure!

    The flipside is : tardiness is a bad habit and a lack of courtesy for your host or speaker.

  2. Hi Dame Ana, A doctor was saying to his patient.”Sorry I’m a little late, I have some bad news and some worse news.” “Ok doc,give me the bad news”.
    replied the patient.
    “you have 24 hours to live” said the doc
    “What could be worse than being told that” exclaimed the patient.
    “Ive been trying to contact you since yesterday”
    cheers Baz

  3. Dame-Ana says:

    Baz, are you trying to sabotage the moral of my story?

    Here’s the BEST news – we will take the good and the bad consequences, then.


  4. There is an appointed time for everything.
    And there is a time for every event under heaven.

    A time to tear down and a time to build up;
    A time to be silent and a time to speak;
    A time to keep and a time to throw away;
    A time to enter and a time to exit;
    A time to be punctual and a time to be late! lol …

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