The chief monk at the monastery was looking for someone to replace him.

He called the monks together and placed in front of them a water bottle. He said:

Chief Monk: “Without calling this a water bottle, tell me what it is.”

One monk said,

First Monk: “You couldn't call it a block of wood.”

The second monk poured himself a drink.

Just then the cook walked into the room and kicked the water bottle over.

The cook was made head of the monastery.