Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Monastery

At a monastery high in the mountains, the monks have a rigid vow of silence. Only at Christmas, and only by one monk, and only with one sentence, is the vow allowed to be broken.

One Christmas, Brother Thomas is allowed to speak and he says, "I like the mashed potatoes we have with the Christmas turkey!" and he sits down. Silence ensues for 365 days.

The next Christmas, Brother Michael gets his turn, and he says "I think the mashed potatoes are lumpy and I hate them!"

Once again, silence for an entire year. The following Christmas, Brother Paul rises and says, "I am fed up with this constant bickering!"

18 comments:

  1. You'd think they'd go with a longer sentence. Just saying. hahahaha!

    Big hugs :]

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  2. hahahahahahha... I would so not make it at that monastery!

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  3. it took them all year to come up with that?! I'll bet they were ruminating all year about those dang potatoes!

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  4. I would flunk monastery in 5 minutes! haha

    Have a thuper day. Bigh hugs, honey...

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  5. Does blogging count as breaking the vow? Can I listen to my Christmas videos? Never mind, count me out on the monastery thing. I'd rather play with the grand crew anyway.

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  6. i wonder if it is really silent in there, don't you? i think they might talk when no one is listening. we knew a monk once and he talked! ha ha ha

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxooxox

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  7. I wonder too Bee. But, there are a lot of true Zealots and I bet some really do adhere!!

    Have a great day Sandee. I am rushed like mad to get ready for our Celebration.

    We got here at 1am and stayed up until 4. I still have Christmas shopping to do too!!

    Wish me luck...great big hugs!
    Jackie:-)

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  8. lolz but hey...TIS THE SEASON!..SO LET'S try to be jolly eh! :) (hugs)

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  9. Good one Kiddo! I really liked the WHACKY WEDNESDAY posting you did on Mike's Place.

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  10. heard this before, but still a good read

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  11. I have been on silent retreats and they are quite interesting to say the least, esp if you are with folk you dont know!

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  12. I wish my fights were a statement a year! LOL

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  13. I haven't heard this one before. Hilarious. Imagine how long it would take to have a full blown argument

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  14. That is too funny to talk about the potatoes. In fact that is really funny but so typical to talk about something so simple. Have a great day.

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  15. nope, I would never make it in a monastery, never in a million years...lol

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  16. And to think he had a whole year to decide what he was going to say!

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  17. If a man talks and his wife doesn't listen... Does that make him a Monk?

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