Monk’s Fish And Chip Stand

How to help cash flow problems at a monastery


A monastery in the English countryside was having a hard time with its cash flow because of the dwindling number of monks available to help with all the work.

Then one day two of the monks, who had been discussing the problem, suggested they open a fish and chips stand down on the highway, right next to a scenic vista area popular with tourists. The other monks agreed, and the two put up the stand.

One day a tourist who wanted to offer a compliment asked the monk on duty, “Are you the fish friar?”

“No, sir,” retorted the brother, “I’m the chip monk.”


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Tea is a religion of the art of life. - Okakura Kakuzo

There is no substitute for the Bible. - Henry Halley

Religion is the opiate of the masses. - Karl Marx

That Meathead calls me a religious phonetic. - Archie Bunker

A woman needs a man like a fish needs a net. - Cynthia Heimel

Superstition is the religion of feeble minds. - Edmund Burke

Love is the net where hearts are caught like fish. - Muhammad Ali

A chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up. - Brigham Young

The Bible tells us to forgive our enemies, not our friends. - Margot Asquith

A sushi chef has to spot the best-quality fresh fish instantly. - Nobu Matsuhisa

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He's a well-balanced individual - he has a chip on each shoulder. - Unknown

There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it. - George Bernard Shaw

Fish die belly upward, and rise to the surface. Its their way of falling. - Andre Gide

A dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream. - WC Fields

A pretty good test of a man's religion is how it affects his pocketbook. - Francis James Grimke

There is a world of practical religion in simply being considerate of others. - Roger Babson

I felt sorry for myself because I had no hands until I met a man who had no chips. - Kent Andersson

I went fishing with Rod Ewert. He was using a dotted line. He caught every other fish. - Steven Wright

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When they see me holding fish, they can see that I am comfortable with kings as well as with paupers. - Imelda Marcos

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It is our art that has an opportunity to leave a footprint in the sand. They don't wrap fish in our work. - Hugh N Jacobsen

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Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day. - George Carlin

It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand. - Mark Twain

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I am quite sure now that often in matters concerning religion and politics, a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkeys. - Mark Twain

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I ain't got no respect for no religion where the head guy claims he can't make no mistakes. Like he's, waddya call, inflammable. - Archie Bunker


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22-Apr-2018