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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Religion is the opiate of the masses. - Karl Marx

That Meathead calls me a religious phonetic. - Archie Bunker

In the cookie of life, friends are chocolate chips. - Salman Rushdie

The English contribution to world cuisine. The chip. - John Cleese

The atheist religion don't believe in the bible. - Archie Bunker

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

True religion is the life we lead, not the creed we profess. - Louis Nizer

There is nothing more important than appearing to be religious. - Niccolo Machiavelli

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

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

What you need is somebody new - there's more than 1 fish in the woodpile. - Archie Bunker

Italy is the home of art and swindling; home of religion and moral rottenness. - Mark Twain

There's no better book with which to defend the Bible than the Bible itself. - Dwight L. Moody

In this religious order has flourished and is revitalized the order of Knighthood. - Knights Templar

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

To be religious is to have a life that flows with the presence of the extraordinary. - Ann Belford Ulanov

Is this chicken or is this fish? I know it's tuna but it says chicken of the sea. - Jessica Simpson

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Governing a large country is like frying a small fish. You spoil it with too much poking. - Lao-Tzu

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. - Henry David Thoreau

The best way to knock the chip off your neighbor's shoulder is to pat him on the back. - Unknown

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I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls in to line. - Lucille Ball

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I keep looking for one more teacher, only to find that fish learn from the water and birds learn from the sky. - Mark Nepo

You must mind and not lower the Church in people's eyes by seeming to be frightened about it for such a little thing. - George Eliot

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The Muslim Prophet Mohammed was a big believer in charity and firmly established helping those in need as a basis of the religion. - Richard Engel

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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24-Jun-2018