It has become a tradition. If enough people contribute money to the Food Bank of The Rockies during the Charity Marathon, Dom will share The Greatest Thanksgiving Joke of All Time (and yes, it must be in all caps).
Our listeners came through! We raised over $6,600 for the Food Bank of the Rockies for this gem… And so, here’s The Greatest Thanksgiving Joke of All Time, ready for you to tell around the Thanksgiving table this year. You will be the star of dinner! Enjoy!
High in the mountains, up above tree line, far removed from civilization, there’s a monastery. The monks in this particular monastery have taken an oath of silence; they’re not allowed to utter a single word. Nothing but silence, day in and day out.
There is, however, one exception. Each year, on Thanksgiving, one monk is granted the opportunity to stand up during the Thanksgiving meal and speak a single, solitary sentence.
One year, at the end of the meal, Brother John rises, clears his throat, and says, “I really like the mashed potatoes.” Then he sits down, and there’s complete silence in the monastery for another full year.
The next year, at the end of the Thanksgiving meal, Brother Peter stands up. All eyes are upon him as he says, “Well, I do not care for the mashed potatoes, because I believe they’re lumpy.” And he sits back down.
After another year of absolute silence, another Thanksgiving rolls around. This time Brother Aaron stands up. He looks around at the hall full of monks, and he says, “I, for one, am sick and tired of this constant bickering.”