"What a fine sermon!" said Nasruddin's neighbor afterwards. "I'm wondering if money works the same way as time. What do a thousand gold coins mean to you?"
"They mean less than a single copper coin!" Nasruddin replied.
"In that case, could you loan me a thousand gold coins?"
"Of course!" said Nasruddin. "Just wait a divine second while I go get them."
Inspired by: Mulla's Donkey and Other Friends by Mehdi Nakosteen
Notes: This story is on p. 98 of the book.