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

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

There is no substitute for the Bible. - Henry Halley

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

Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days. - Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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