The Meenister’s Log
Very occasionally, I felt that the best place (having assessed the client) was to invite the person in need of pastoral help to a hostelry in a neighbouring town.where nobody knew us and we could have a private conversation
On one occasion, a particular gent whose wife had discovered that he was visiting massage parlours and was about to divorce him, met with me in some pub in a neighbouring town.
He tried, pathetically, to justify what lay behind all this.
I was very frank and ,perhaps, somewhat too blunt in my opinion of him, (though offering what I thought was positive advice ) but he somewhat lost the plot, and hit me over the head with a beer bottle (luckily empty)
It wasn’t even his round!!!!!!