Posted by Trip (188.8.131.52) on March 26, 2001 at 09:01:09:
> > Brother John entered the 'Monastery of Silence' and the Abbott said,
> > "Brother, this is a silent monastery, you are welcome here as long as
> > you like, but you may not speak until I direct you to do so."
> > Brother John lived in the monastery for 5 years before
> > the Abbott said to him, "Brother John, you have been here
> > 5 years now, you may speak two words."
> > Brother John said, "Hard Bed."
> > "I'm sorry to hear that" the Abbott said. "We will get you a better
> > bed."
> > After another 5 years, Brother John was called by the
> > Abbott. "You may say another two words Brother John."
> > "Cold Food." said Brother John, and the Abbott assured
> > him that the food would be better in the future.
> > On his 15th anniversary at the monastery, the Abbott
> > again called Brother John into his office. "Two words
> > you may say today."
> > "I Quit." said Brother John.
> > "It is probably best." said the Abbott. "You've done
> > nothing but bitch since you got here."
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