The newly appointed priest was being briefed by the housekeeper on problems in the rectory that required immediate attention. “Your roof needs repair, Father,” she said. “Your water pressure bad and your furnace is not working.”
“Now, Mrs. Kelly,” the priest allowed, “you’ve been the housekeeper here five years, and I’ve only been here a few days. Why not our roof and our furnace?”
Several weeks later, when the pastor was meeting with the bishop and several other priests, Mrs. Kelly burst into the office terribly upset.
“Father, Father,” she blurted, “there’s a mouse in our room and it’s under our bed!”