The Next Best Rabbi
Rabbi Epstein was moving to another city and was saying farewell to his congregation at the synagogue for the last time. Old Mrs. Rosenberg approached him and said, "Your successor won't be nearly as good as you."
"Nonsense", said Rabbi Epstein, in a flattered tone.
"No, really", said the old lady, "I've been here under five different rabbis, and each new one has been worse than the last."