The new priest is nervous about hearing confessions,
so he asks an older priest to sit in on his sessions.
The new priest hears a couple confessions, then the
old priest asks him to step out of the confessional
for a few suggestions.
The old priest suggests, "Cross you arms over your
chest, and rub your chin with one hand." The new
priest tries this. The old priest suggests, "Try
saying things like, 'I see", 'Yes, go on' and 'I
understand.' 'How did you feel about that?'"
The new priest practices, saying these phrases.
The old priest says, "Now, don't you think that's a
little better than slapping your knee and saying 'No
shit?!? What happened next?'"