The contemplative routine of the convent was being disrupted by the presence
of workmen converting the electrical service from overhead lines to buried
cable. mother superior called the electric company's complaint department to ask
"The profanity these men use constantly is unsuitable for our community. you
must make them stop cursing so much.", said the nun.
"Very well, sister. but you must make allowances for their habits. even when
they are trying to be tactful, they will still tend to call a spade a spade.",
said the company spokeswoman.
Mother superior then observed, "i think the term they actually use is 'f******