The New Rabbi
The synagogue in Springfield, Illinois had hired a new, young Rabbi,
only recently graduated. The congregation liked him except for this
one problem: his sermons were too long.
One Friday night, at services, in the middle of his usual long,
extended sermons, the congregation was startled to hear the Rabbi say:
"It doesn't bother me much when now and then some of you look at your
watches. But it bothers the heck out of me when I see you put your
watches up to your ears to see if the things are still running!"