The Lost Old Hat
Published on Sun 07 November 1999
An elderly man was quite unhappy because he had lost his favourite hat. Instead of buying a new one, he decided he would go to church and swipe one out of the vestibule.
When he got there, an usher intercepted him at the door, and took him to a pew where he had to sit and listen to the entire sermon on the ten commandments.
After church, the man met the preacher in the vestibule doorway, shook his hand vigorously, and told him, "I want to thank you, preacher, for saving my soul today. I came to church to steal a hat and after hearing your sermon on the ten commandments, I decided against it."
The preacher said, "You mean the commandment 'I shall not steal' changed your mind?"
The old man replied, "No, the one about adultery did. As soon as you said that, I remembered where I left my old hat!"