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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I got bigger fish to fly - Archie Bunker

Religion: a great perhaps. - Francois Rabelais

My true religion is Kindness. - Dalai Lama

Religion is the opiate of the masses. - Karl Marx

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

At high tide, fish eat ants; at low tide, ants eat fish. - Thai Saying

Retire to what? I already play golf and fish for a living. - Julius Boros

A rigorous religion can be conceived and nurtured in ignorance. - Ravi Zacharias

All my life I thought air was free... until I bought a bag of chips. - Unknown

He's a well-balanced individual - he has a chip on each shoulder. - Unknown

No human being, however great or powerful, was ever so free as a fish. - John Ruskin

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

Religion is the essence of culture, and culture is the dress of religion. - Paul Tillich

Any man who puts his intelligence up against a fish and loses had it coming. - John Steinbeck

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

I think fish is nice, but then I think that rain is wet, so who am I to judge? - Douglas Adams

Fishing is boring, unless you catch an actual fish, and then it is disgusting. - Dave Barry

Democracy is also a form of religion; it is the worship of jackals by jackasses. - H L Mencken

Chips have little nutritional value. That's why you need to eat the whole bag. - Bill Murray

Let your hook be always cast. In the pool where you least expect it, will be fish. - Ovid

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

The first time I sang in the Church choir, two hundred people changed their religion. - Fred Allen

The less Holy Spirit we have, the more cake and coffee we need to keep the church going. - Reinhard Bonnke

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction. - Blaise Pascal

Religion is like a map. The route isn't important. It's the destination that matters. - Marianne Williamson

Let's just say, I'm Irish. I grew up in the 1950s. Religion had a very tight iron fist. - Liam Neeson

I am the indoctrinated child of two lapsed Irish Catholics. Which is to say: I am not religious. - Meghan O'Rourke

The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow. - Jim Hightower

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

Going to Church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile. - Billy Sunday

The Muslim world is threatened by religious fanaticism. The Western world is threatened by secular fanaticism. - Dennis Prager

The only kind of seafood I trust is the fish stick, a totally featureless fish that doesn't have eyeballs or fins. - Dave Barry

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

The Bible's full of wine. God ain't got nothing against a little drink to celebrate His Son's birthday with. - Archie Bunker

Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car. - Garrison Keillor

He who begins with Metaphysics will not only become confused in matters of religion, but will fall into complete infidelity. - Maimonides

Only when the last tree has withered, and the last fish caught, and the last river been poisoned, will we realize we cannot eat money. - Cree Proverb

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

Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Memory is a net: one finds it full of fish when he takes it from the brook, but a dozen miles of water have run through it without sticking. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.


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24-Oct-2020