A pirate walks off his ship. He has a wooden leg, a hook instead of a hand, and a patch over his right eye. He sits down on a bench, and begins throwing peanuts to the seagulls.
Two curious young children shyly sit down next to him and ask the pirate how he came to have a wooden leg.
The pirate replies, “Well, I was standing on the deck of me ship one day, and a wave washed me overboard. Then a shark came along and bit me leg off!”
The little boy then asked, “How did you lose your hand?”
“Many years ago, I was fighting the Navy, and one of them scalawags cuts me hand off. Their doc couldn’t find a hand, so they puts this hook on,” answered the pirate.
Next, the little girl asked, “How did you lose your eye?”
“Well,” says the pirate, “I was standing watch up in the crow’s nest, and just as I looked up, a lousy seagull flew over and did his business right in me eye!”
The children, thoroughly confused, exclaim “How did THAT cause you to lose your eye?”
The pirate replies, “Well, it was me first day with the hook.”
“Here’s a joke for all you mind readers out there…”
Thought for the day
“You will keep your friends if you forgive them, but you will lose your friends if you keep talking about what they did wrong” Proverbs 17:9
What is gossip? One definition of gossip is “sharing information with somebody who is not part of the problem or part of the solution.” The person might not have had anything to do with it, but you bring them into it so you can feel better about yourself.
Let’s just be honest about it. Gossip, in its essence, is a form of retaliation. You’re trying to get back at the person who offended you by talking about them behind their back.
God hates it.