"What's this?" asked his neighbor.
"Your big pot gave birth to a little baby pot," Nasruddin explained.
The neighbor laughed, and he kept the little pot.
Nasruddin borrowed the big pot again later, but he didn't return it.
When his neighbor asked for it back, Nasruddin said, "I'm sorry, but your pot died."
"What do you mean it died?" exclaimed the neighbor. "Pots can't die!"
"If pots can give birth, of course they can die," replied Nasruddin, smiling.
Inspired by: The Best Anecdotes of Nasreddin Hoca by Kemal Yorenc
Notes: This story is on p. 46 of the book.