Have you ever been shocked and perhaps deeply hurl to hear for the first time someone you knew well - someone you had highly respected and honored - pouring a torrent of profanity out of his mouth like a gushing fire hydrant? The first time I experienced such a shock was many years ago. I was visiting one Sunday afternoon with a man I had known for a long time. I knew him well - or I thought I did. I knew him as a man of principles and high standards. While I did not constantly think about it, he had always been a man of clean speech and high moral character. Then a neighbor of his dropped in. My friend was outside his residence doing a little work himself on his car. As soon as his neighbor came along, suddenly his whole manner of speech changed, and he spewed out a torrent of profanity and filthy language. It was like being shocked unexpectedly with a sudden bolt of electricity. All of a sudden he was like a totally different man. Never had he spoken like that in my presence.
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