>> Sister Mary Katherine entered the Convent of Silence. >> >> The Mother Superior said, 'Sister, this is a silent convent. You are >> welcome here as long as you like, but you may not speak until >> directed to do so.' >> >> Sister Mary Katherine lived in the convent for 5 years before >> Mother Superior said to her, 'Sister Mary Katherine, you have been here for 5 >> years. You may speak two words.' >> >> Sister Mary Katherine said, 'Hard bed.' >> >> 'I'm sorry to hear that,' the Mother Superior said, 'We will get you a better bed.' >> >> After another 5 years, Sister Mary Katherine was summoned by >> Mother Superior. 'You may say another two words, Sister Mary Katherine.' >> >> 'Cold food,' said Sister Mary Katherine, and Mother Superior assured her >> that the food would be better in the future. >> >> On her 15th anniversary at the convent, Mother Superior again called >> Sister Mary Katherine into her office. 'You may say two words today.' >> >> 'I quit,' said Sister Mary Katherine. >> >> 'It's probably best,' said Mother Superior, 'You've done nothing but gripe >> since you got here.'