Wednesday, January 11, 2006
A guy joins a monastery and takes a vow of silence: he’s allowed to say two words every seven years. After the first seven years, the abbot brings him in and ask for his two words. "Cold floors," he says. The abbot nods and sends him away. Seven more years pass. The abbot brings him back in and ask for his two words. He clears his throats and says, "Bad food." The abbot nods and sends him away. Seven more years pass. The abbot brings him in for his two words. "I quit," he says. "That’s not surprising," the abbot says. "You always did bitch too much."
Try not to complain. If you should start complaining, then try to catch yourself and stop, or if you can't say anything good, then don't say anything at all. Don't pollute yourself or anyone else with negativity.