A Mullah Nasruddin / Nasreddin Hoca story
Right in front of his nose
One day, Mullah Nasruddin, who was visiting his friend Jalal in Konya for a few days, was chewing gum and chatting with his host when Jalal’s wife invited him to join the family for dinner. So Nasruddin sat down at the table, took the wad of gum out of his mouth and stuck it on his nose, before he tucked in.
Jalal asked, “Mullah, can you please explain to me why you have placed your gum on your nose?”
Nasruddin replied, “Poor people always have to keep their property right before their eyes!”
Excerpted from the forthcoming Lethe Press book by Ron J. Suresha,
Extraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin, by Ron J. Suresha