THE SIN OF TOO MUCH CANDOR
Another true incident from the life and times of your editor. My wife and daughter were taking my five-year-old granddaughter over to a parishioner’s pool for a swim. The hostess is quite large — and undoubtedly more obviously large in a swimsuit. Since my granddaughter is a bit out-spoken and overly candid, my wife was trying to prepare her ahead of time. She warned her that the lady at the pool was quite large and that she didn’t want her to make any comments about her size at all. Her first response was, “Well, I’ll just have to.” And my wife reinforced her instructions that as a matter of fact she didn’t have to at all. She thought about this and then added with a bit of frustration, “But what’ll I do if the subject comes up?”
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