Vows Of Silence

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There was a priest who decided to enter a monastery. This monastery had strict vows of silence. On his first day, the head abbot told him he could only speak two words every ten years.

At the end of his first ten years, the head abbot told him he could speak his first two words. "Bed hard!" he said. The abbot recorded this in a book.

At the end of his second ten years, he was told he could speak his next two words. "Food bad!" he said. The abbot recorded this in the book as well.

At the end of the third ten years, he was allowed to speak his next two words. "I quit!" he stated.

"Well that doesn't surprise me," said the abbot. The record shows you've done nothing by complain for the past thirty years!"