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Monday, March 17, 2008

Mulla Nasirudin joke: The pot

A funny joke with a message.

The Pot

Nasrudin borrowed a pot from his friend. The next day, he gave the pot back to the friend, and also gave him another smaller pot. The friend looked at the small pot, and said, “What is that?”

“Your pot gave birth while I had it,” Nasrudin replied, “so I am giving you its child.”

The friend was glad to receive the bonus, and didn’t ask any more questions.

A week later, Nasrudin borrowed the original pot from the friend. After a week passed, the friend asked Nasrudin to return it.

“I cannot,” Nasrudin said.

“Why not?” the friend replied.

“Well,” Nasrudin answered, “I hate to be the bearer of bad news…but your pot has died.”

“What?” the friend asked with skepticism. “A pot cannot die!”

“You believed it gave birth,” Nasrudin said, “so is why is it that you cannot believe it has died.

i.e. we are happy to "gain" benefit from others without thinking about it, but think a lot more when we "give".

1 comment:

praful rout said...

Avery fine joke with a great learning.-madan