The Patience of Monks

The quote of the day comes from a Welsh monk who has shifted to broadband from a dial-up connection:

Patience is one of the characteristics of monastic life, but even the patience of the Brothers was tested by our slow internet.

I suspect their patience would also be tested if ICICI Bank called them 600 times a day offering them a loan to buy a toaster, or suchlike. ‘I’m a monk,’ I can imagine one of them telling the call center guy, ‘I don’t need a toaster.’

‘Are you sure, sir?’ the reply comes. ‘It’s a zero-interest loan.’

‘I’m sure.’

‘Okay, what about a free credit card then? We’ll give free add-on cards to your family as well.’

(Link via email from Sanjeev.)