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The Hen and the Nest

There was a preacher who was interviewing with a pastoral search committee. An English teacher headed the committee, and was very concerned that the future pastor spoke properly. “When the hen is on the nest, does she sit or set?” he asked the candidate. The hopeful pastor was frustrated. He didn’t know what to say, and his career was on the line. Finally he replied, “It really doesn’t matter if she’s sitting or setting. What I want to know is this: when she cackles is she laying or lying?”

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