From one of my more reliable confidential informants:
"TUPOC director Diane Nolan has been delivering a sermon from the pulpit of the deconsecrated St. Brigid's for the last half hour about Elisha and Gideon and Jesus dying for us, and some bears in the woods - but here she is calling the dozen or so congregants to come forward for the laying on of hands. And lo they came forward and she laid her hands on them."
Today's sermon brought to you from the Old Testament, the book "Do Bears Do It in the Woods 3:16."
Openly admitting that you're trying to hand over rent and the owner won't accept it is implicitly admitting that you were in arrears and are now trying to salvage the situation.
It's over. It's time for the cops to come in and start cleaning house.