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Discussion in 'The Pump House Saloon' started by swiftman, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. swiftman

    swiftman Member

    Mar 6, 2006
    East Central Ill
    Monastery Life

    A young monk arrives at the monastery.

    He is assigned to helping the other monks

    in copying the old canons and laws of the church by hand.

    He notices, however, that all of the monks

    are copying from copies,

    not from the original manuscript.

    So, the new monk goes to the head abbot

    to question this,

    pointing out that if someone made even a small error

    in the first copy, it would never be picked up!

    In fact, that error would be continued

    in all of the subsequent copies.

    The head monk, says,

    "We have been copying from the copies for centuries,

    but you make a good point, my son."

    He goes down into the dark caves underneath the monastery

    where the original manuscripts are held as archives in a locked

    vault that hasn't been opened for hundreds of years.

    Hours go by and nobody sees the old abbot.

    So, the young monk gets worried

    and goes down to look for him.

    He sees him banging his head against the wall and wailing.

    "We missed the R ! We missed the R !

    We missed the R !"

    His forehead is all bloody and bruised

    and he is crying uncontrollably.

    The young monk asks the old abbot,

    "What's wrong, father?"

    With A choking voice, the old abbot replies,

    "The word was...

  2. Popeye

    Popeye New Member

    Jul 3, 2005
    Sacramento area, CA
  3. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    There's a bloody good lesson in that..

    NEVER let a middle man tell you nothing...

    always go to the source ;)
  4. Insulation Tim

    Insulation Tim Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Took a second. I may need to give this to our parish priest. He has a wonderful sense of humor.
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