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

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

Superstition is the religion of feeble minds. - Edmund Burke

You know why fish are so thin? They eat fish. - Jerry Seinfeld

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

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

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They have a religion for that. - Ray Bradbury

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My favourite characters in the Bible are King David, Delilah and Charlton Heston. - Milton Berle

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

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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

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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