~ 23. Nasruddin Takes Sides ~

Two men who were quarreling came to Nasruddin.
"Please help us, Nasruddin!" said the first man.
"We need you to judge between us!" said the second man.
The first man presented his case, and when he was done, Nasruddin exclaimed, "You're right!"
The second man shouted, "You haven't even listened to my side of the story!"
That man then presented his case and when he was done, Nasruddin exclaimed again, "You're right!"
Nasruddin's wife, who had listened to the whole thing, remarked, "They can't both be right."
Nasruddin looked at his wife and exclaimed with a smile, "You're right too!"



Inspired by: The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin by Ron Suresha
Notes: This is story 48 in the book. The characters vary from one version to another (two brothers, two merchants, etc. with his wife, etc. objecting). Sometimes Nasruddin is actually a judge.



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