~ 173. The Governor's Survey ~

The newly appointed governor of the province summoned Nasruddin for an urgent consultation.
"I'm worried," said the governor, "and I need your advice. In my brief time here in the province, I've already met quite a few people who are undoubtedly insane. I find this troubling, and I think we need to conduct a survey to find out just how many people in the province are suffering from insanity. What do you think?"
"Well, Governor, I don't think that's the right approach," replied Nasruddin. "What makes you suspect there are any sane people here in the province to begin with?"

Inspired byMulla's Donkey and Other Friends by Mehdi Nakosteen
Notes: This story is on p. 81 of the book.

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