Every decade a monk can break his vow of silence.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Every 10 years, the monks in the monastery are allowed to break their vow of silence to speak two words. After his first decade at the monastery, one monk finally gets his chance to speak.
He thinks for a second before saying, “Food bad.”
Ten years later, he says, “Bed hard.”
It’s the big day, a decade later. He gives the head monk a long stare and says, “I quit.”
“I’m not surprised,” the head monk says. “You’ve been complaining ever since you got here.”