There was the story of a young man going into the small town pharmacy wanting to purchase an unusual gift. He told the Pharmacist that he wanted three boxes of candy; a one pound, a 3 pound, and a 5 pound. The Pharmacist, clearly puzzled, inquired of the young man’s choice.
The young man gladly explained that he was going to Sunday Diner at his girlfriend’s house, and if he was invited to the front porch after dinner, then he’d present her with the one pound box of candy; if he was able to hold her hand, he would present her with the 3 pound box; and if he were allowed a kiss, then he’d present the 5 pound box of candy. The Pharmacist congratulated him on his forethoughtfulness.
On the appointed day, he went to the house, and was asked to “say grace” by the girl’s Father. He proceeded to pray for everyone, every world calamity, everything under the sun. As soon as they went to the front porch, the girl confronted him – saying that she had no idea that he was so spiritual. He answered that he also “had no idea that her Father was the local Pharmacist.” The moral: Always know to whom you speak, and do not speak with forked tongue.