A notorious miser had invited Nasruddin to dinner.
Nasruddin arrived at the appointed time and eagerly sat down at the dinner table.
"I have prepared soup, Nasruddin! I hope you will enjoy it," said his host as he placed two bowls of soup on the table.
Nasruddin stared for a moment at his bowl and then, without a word, he got up and started to undress.
"Nasruddin, what on earth are you doing?"
"I'm going to dive into the soup bowl and see if there might be a bit of vegetable or even some meat down there at the bottom."
Inspired by: The World of Nasrudin by Idries Shah, free to read online at the Idries Shah Foundation.
Notes: This is story #82 in the book.