Bless me Father, for I have sinned. I have been
with a loose woman."
The priest asks, "Is that you, little Tommy
"Yes, Father, it is."
"And, who was the woman you were with?"
"Sure and I can't be tellin' you, Father. I
don't want to ruin her
"Well, Tommy, I'm sure to find out sooner or
you may as well tell me now. Was it Brenda
"I cannot say."
"Was it Patricia Kelly?"
"I'll never tell."
"Was it Liz Shannon?"
"I'm sorry, but I can't name her."
"Was it Cathy Morgan?"
"My lips are sealed."
"Was it Fiona McDonald, then?"
"Please, Father, I cannot tell you."
The priest sighs in frustration. "You're a
lad, Tommy Shaughnessy, and I admire that. But
sinned, and you must atone. You cannot attend
church mass for three months. Be off with you
Tommy walks back to his pew. His friend Sean
over and whispers, "What'd you get?"
"Three month's vacation and five good leads."