Mildred, the local, small-town church gossip and self-appointed monitor of morals, kept sticking her nose into other people's business. Several members did not approve of her spying and gossip, but they feared her enough to maintain their silence. She made a mistake however, when she accused George, a new member of the church, of being an alcoholic after she saw his pickup parked in front of the town's only bar one afternoon. She emphatically told George and several others that everyone seeing it there would know exactly what he was doing and made it very clear that she did not approve. George, a man of few words, stared at her for a moment and just turned and walked away. He did not explain, defend or deny. Later that evening, George quietly parked his old pickup right in front of Mildred's house and walked home. He left it there overnight for all to see.