But then there was a loud bump bump bump and finally a big thump.
The arguing stopped after that, and the neighbors wondered what had happened.
The next day one of the neighbors said to Nasruddin, "What happened last night? Is everything okay at your house?"
"Everything's fine!" Nasruddin replied. "My wife just threw my cloak down the stairs."
"I didn't think a cloak could have made that much noise," said the neighbor.
"Well," Nasruddin admitted, "I happened to be wearing the cloak at the time."
Inspired by: Mulla's Donkey and Other Friends by Mehdi Nakosteen
Notes: This story is on p. 31 of the book.