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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There's always a bigger fish. - Qui-Gon Jinn

There is no substitute for the Bible. - Henry Halley

Fish and visitors stink after three days. - Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

The equation of religion with belief is rather recent. - Arnold J. Toynbee

A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle. - Gloria Steinem

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

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

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

I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it. - WC Fields

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

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

The Bible does not give us a road map for life, but it does give us a compass. - Gordon S. Jackson

I'm a Catholic deer hunter. I am happy to be clinging to my guns and my religion. - Paul Ryan

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

I built my church on Easter services, Christmas Eve services, and Norman Vincent Peale. - Robert H. Schuller

The dent in his car is hardly cold and he's coming over here to claim his pound of fish. - Archie Bunker

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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

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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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