Holy Trinity Anglican Church Woolloongabba

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A Matter of Training

An old man who'd lived all his life back up in the hills came to
visit a childhood friend. Now he'd never laid eyes on a train or the
iron rails on which they run.

Standing in the middle of the tracks one day, he heard a distant
whistle... WOOOO--ooo---OOOOO! but didn't have a clue as to what it
meant or his impending danger.

Predictably, the old boy is hit -- fortunately it's just a side
swipe, and he's thrown, head over heels off the tracks, get's off
with minor internal injuries, a few broken bones, and some bruises.

After weeks in the hospital recovering, he's at a friend's place for
dinner one evening.  Standing in the kitchen, he hears the rising
whistle of the family tea kettle wooOOO.... 
Springing into action, he grabs a rolling pin and mercilessly bashes
and smashes the once merry kettle into a useless, shapeless hunk of
copper.

His friend, hearing the fuss, rushes into the kitchen, sees what's
happened and asks his friend, "Why'd you wreck our lovely tea
kettle?"

The mountain man replies: "Man, you gotta kill these things when
they're small."