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A young man entered a monastery had a rather firm rule of allowing only two words to be said once a year during the annual meeting with the abbot.
Brother Lawrence went about his duties for the first year, and then had his annual meeting with the abbott and said: "Hard bed."
The next year at his meeting with the abbot, Brother Lawrence said: "Cold toast."
The young monk continued his work, his prayers, and other duties as assigned.
At the end of his third year, he told the abbot: "I quit."
The abbot turned to his assistant and said, "I am not surprised. All he ever did was complain."