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A gentleman decided to withdraw from society and its busyness. He joined a monastery and took a vow of silence.At the end of each year he could say two words.

At the end of the first year of absolute silence, he met with his supervising monk and was given the opportunity to say two words. With his two words said, "Bed hard."

Another whole year of silence followed.

At end of a second year without any words, he met with his supervising monk and with his precious two words said, "Food cold."

Another year of silence followed.

At the end of the third wordless year he meets with his supervising monk and says, "I quit".

The monk says, You might as well; all you've done is complain.

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