"That vicious dog of yours just bit me!" Nasruddin shouted.
"I'm very sorry to hear that," said the neighbor. "He's really a very nice dog. Let me go in the kitchen and get some bread. Then you can feed him the bread yourself, and he'll be your friend forever."
"That's a terrible idea!" said Nasruddin. "If I do that, your dog will tell all the other dogs in town, and then all those dogs will come here trying to bite me too."
Inspired by: Mulla's Donkey and Other Friends by Mehdi Nakosteen
Notes: This story is on p. 100 of the book. This same story shows up as an Aesop's fable, as illustrated here: The Man Bit by a Dog (the story goes back to the ancient Roman poet Phaedrus).