~ 174. The Governor's Poetry ~
The governor considered himself a poet, and one day he asked Nasruddin to listen to his latest poem.
"The content is extremely tedious," Nasruddin told him afterwards, "and the style is even worse."
Enraged, the governor put Nasruddin in jail.
The governor had composed a new poem and decided to give Nasruddin a second chance. He summoned Nasruddin back to court, recited the new poem, and then asked his opinion.
Without a word, Nasruddin got up and started to leave the room.
"Just where do you think you are going?" shouted the governor.
"Back to jail," replied Nasruddin.
Inspired by: Mulla's Donkey and Other Friends by Mehdi Nakosteen
Notes: This story is on p. 61 of the book.