A vow of silence was required, but every 10 years the monks were invited to see the Abbot and speak 2 words. After ten years passed, the monk went to see the Abbot for the first time and told him "Bed hard." The Abbot nodded, and the monk went back to monking. Ten more years passed, and he again went to see the Abbot. "Food's terrible" he said, the Abbot nodded and the monk and went back to monking. Ten more years pass, and he goes to the Abbot and says "I'm leaving."
The Abbot looks at him and says "I'm not surprised. You've done nothing but complain since you got here."
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