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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My true religion is Kindness. - Dalai Lama

All men are equal before fish. - Herbert Hoover

Never kick a cow chip on a hot day. - Will Rogers

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There are plenty more fish in the sea. - English Proverb

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

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A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats. - Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

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

They laughed at Robert Fulton but without him, New York wouldn't have a fish market. - Archie Bunker

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Every sort of energy and endurance, of courage and capacity for handling life's evils, is set free in those who have religious faith. - William James

If you're wanting something salty, do air-popped popcorn. That, to me, would be a healthier choice than having any kind of fried chip. - Bob Harper

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19-Feb-2018