Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Joke Tuesday.

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 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 Abbot 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 theR!
His forehead is all bloody and bruised and he is sobbing uncontrollably.
The young monk asks the old abbot, 'What's wrong, father?'

With A choking voice, the old abbot replies,
'The word was...



Guyana-Gyal said...

Does this mean priests will now marry? Ah, but that would be suffering according to some people.

Pat said...

Now that is a good one!

Anonymous said...

you crack me up haha!! im from dubai

Blazing said...

Now where is that Keith? Can't find him at his place. Can't see him here. What have you done to him this time then John?

john.g. said...

Blazing, he moans that his blog doesn't get any hits!

Pat said...

Well he's lying.