You're Not A Monk
A man is driving down the road and breaks down near a monastery. He goes
to the monastery, knocks on the door, and says, "My car broke down. Do
you think I could stay the night?" The monks graciously accept him, feed
him dinner, and even fix his car. As the man tries to fall asleep, he
hears a strange sound. The next morning, he asks the monks what the sound
was, but they say, "We can't tell you. You're not a monk."
The man is disappointed but thanks them anyway and goes about his merry
way. Some years later, the same man breaks down in front of the same
monastery. The monks again accept him, feed him, and even fix his car.
That night, he hears the same strange noise that he had heard years
earlier. The next morning, he asks what it is, but the monks reply, "We
can't tell you. You're not a monk."
The man says, "All right, all right. I'm dying to know. If the only way
I can find out what that sound was is to become a monk, how do I become a
monk?" The monks reply, "You must travel the
earth and tell us how many blades of grass there are and the exact number
of sand pebbles. When you find these numbers, you will become a monk."
The man sets about his task. Some forty-five years later, he returns and
knocks on the door of the monastery. He says, "I have traveled the earth
and have found what you have asked for.
There are 145,236,284,232 blades of grass and
231,281,219,999,129,382 sand pebbles on the earth. "The monks reply,
"Congratulations. You are now a monk. We shall now show you the way to
The monks lead the man to a wooden door, where the head monk says, "The
sound is right behind that door." The man reaches for the knob, but the
door is locked. He says, "Real funny. May I have the key?" The monks
give him the key, and he opens the door. Behind the wooden door is
another door made of stone. The man demands the key to the stone door.
The monks give him
the key, and he opens it, only to find a door made of ruby. He demands
another key from the monks, who provide it. Behind that door is another
door, this one made of sapphire. So it went until the man had gone
through doors of emerald, silver,topaz and amethyst.
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Please note the attached article from USA Today, wherein you will see the
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Please apply the overpayment of $22.00 to the "Presidential Election Fund"
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It has been a pleasure to pay my tax bill this year, and I look forward to
paying it again next year.
Two cars run togther on mail box lane
last thursday after dinner. thy say a dear runout and when thy tryed to
mis it ther was an aful mess.
Widow Hellory had her egs going to jerry's markt to trad fur bacon butts
and ther was egs al overn the road.
the othr car was goin to fast fr that
road. Some say about 28 mph. one of them city foks i guss.
Anyways Widow Hellory was not hurd to
mush but thm their egs was no so luckie. ifn yu bus yourn egs from jerry
then you beter look around some as they ant non in his stooe this wek en.
Finally, the monks say, "This is the last key to the last door."
The man is relieved to no end. He unlocks the door, turns the knob, and
behind that door he is amazed to find the source of that strange sound.
But I can't tell you what it is.
You're not a monk.
This story send from a city guy