Who’s the Idiot?

A Story About the Incomparable Mullah Nasreddin

Who’s the Idiot?

NasreddinThe Mullah had a lunch meeting planned with a learned professor to discuss some important philosophical issues. Unfortunately, on the way to the meeting the Mullah’s donkey hurt his foot and was unable to walk at his normal speed, so the Mullah arrived an hour late. By that time, the professor had already left. So the Mullah went home, reminding himself to visit the professor and apologize that evening. When he arrived home, he saw the word “IDIOT” written in big letters across his door. Later, when he went to visit the professor and after apologizing, he said, “By the way, thank you for taking the time to come to visit me after lunch. I’m sorry I wasn’t there.” The professor replied, “how did you know I stopped by?” The Mullah replied with a smile, “you left your name on my door.”

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