Nasruddin was sitting in a chair outside, eating eggs for dinner. He didn't usually eat dinner outside, and eggs were not his usual dinner, but so it was: Nasruddin was sitting in a chair outside, eating eggs for dinner.
One of Nasruddin's neighbors happened to walk by, and he just couldn't keep quiet. "Hey there, Nasruddin," he said, "why are you sitting in your chair eating eggs like that?"
Nasruddin looked up and replied, "Would it be better if I sat in the eggs and ate the chair?"
The best way to answer a foolish question is with another question.
Inspired by: The Funniest Tales of Mullah Nasruddin by Clifford Sawhney
Notes: This is story 1 in the book. A version in Raj Arumgam's book Nasrudin has a second question: "Why is your donkey over there kicking up dust?" to which Nasruddin replies, "Would it be better if the donkey were kicking me?"
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