~ 141. A Sign for Nasruddin's Restaurant ~


Nasruddin made a sign for his new restaurant.
RESTAURANT
"You need to say more!" suggested a friend. So Nasruddin changed the sign:
RESTAURANT - FINEST FOOD
Another friend insisted, "It needs action!"
RESTAURANT - FINEST FOOD SERVED HERE
"Why here?" a third friend objected. "The location is obvious."
RESTAURANT - FINEST FOOD SERVED 
"What else would you do with food?" said a fourth friend.
RESTAURANT - FINEST FOOD
"That's debatable," complained a fifth friend. "Who's to say what food is finest?"
RESTAURANT - FOOD
"All restaurants have food!" scoffed a sixth friend.
So Nasruddin ended up where he began: 
RESTAURANT was all the sign said.


Inspired byLearning How to Learn by Idries Shah, free to read online at the Idries Shah Foundation.
Notes: This is on p. xx in the book (Introduction). Although Shah has not told this as a Nasruddin story, it seems to work very nicely in that style, so I made it a Nasruddin story.







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