Vengeance - Nasruddin style
One day, Mullah Nasruddin heard a knock on his door. He opened the door and
found his daughter standing there crying with a bruise on her eye. "What
happened?" Nasruddin asked. She said that she got into a fight with her husband
and he beat her. To his, Nasruddin responded by slapping his daughter in
the face. He closed the door and quickly called her husband. When he picked up
the phone, he told his daughter's husband, "I heard about what you did, but
I've had my vengeance - because you hit my daughter, I slapped your wife,
- "How old are you, Mullah?", a boy asked.
- Mullah Nasruddin responded, "3 years older than my brother".
- "How do you know that?" the boy asked.
-"Reasoning!", said Mullah Nasruddin. "Last year, I heard my brother tell
someone that I was 2 years older than him. A year has passed. Now, I am older by
one year. I shall soon be old enough to be his grandfather!"
Tit for tat
Mullah Nasruddin went into a shop to buy a pair of trousers. Once inside, he
changed his mind an chose a cloak instead, which was at the same price. Picking
up the cloak, he left the shop. "Wait! You have not paid!", shouted the merchant.
The Mullah responded, "I left you the trousers, which is the same value as the
cloak". "But you did not pay for the trousers either", the confused merchant
said. "Of course not", said Mullah Nasruddin. "Why should I pay for something
that I did not want to buy?".
One day Mullah Nasruddin entered his favorite teahouse and declared, "The
moon is more useful than the sun". An old man asked, "Why Mullah?" Mullah
Nasruddin replied, "Because we need the light more during the night than during
Standing by his word
A friend asked Mullah Nasruddin how old he was. "Forty", replied the Mullah.
The friend said, "but you said the same thing two years ago!". "Yes",
replied the Mullah, "I always stand by what I have said".
Replace my donkey
"You may have lost your donkey, but you don't have to grieve over it more
than you did about the loss of your first wife", a villager told a sad Mullah
Nasruddin. "Ah", said Mullah Nasruddin, "but if you remember, when I lost
my wife, all the villagers said we will find you someone else, so far, nobody
has offered to replace my donkey".
Mullah Nasruddin nearly fell into a pool one day. A man whom he know was
nearby, and saved him from falling in. Every time, this man met Nasruddin, he
would remind him of the event and how he saved him. After several times,
Nasruddin took him to the water, and jumped in. He stood with his head just
above the water, and shouted, "Now I am as wet as I would have been if you had
not saved me, so leave me alone!"
Last updated: July 20, 2012