speaking of monks, the nuns were working to completely refurbish the huge library in the abbey. the nuns were working on repainting the walls and sanding and restaining bookshelves. it was in the middle of the dog days of summer, and it wasn't long before the library became stifling hot. the cloor-to-ceiling windows were all opened in the hopes that the breeze would cool off the hard-working nuns. the open windows did not help. the nuns began thinking, trying to come up with a way to stay cool in the midst of the unbearable heat. finally, sister mary frances had had enough. this is an abbey isn't it?, she asked aloud, there aren't any men here of course. well yes replied sister mary thomas. so why don't we just take off our clothes? it's not like anyone will see us, sister mary frances reasoned. although shocked by the suggestion, the rest of the nuns eventually agreed to sister mary frances's plan. before long, they were al back at work, much cooled by the absence of their heavy clothing. soon after, there was a knock at the door. the nuns looked worriedly at each other. who is it? called sister mary thomas in a quavering voice. it's the blind man, came the reply, may i come in? there was a period of whispered debate- in the end, seeing how the man was blind, the nuns saw no harm in letting him in. you may come in, said sister mary thomas. the blind man entered the library, took a good long look around, and said, now where exactly do you want these blinds installed?
we are men of action. lies do not become us.