Nasruddin's neighbor saw him digging a deep hole in the yard. Nasruddin was barely visible but his neighbor could see shovelfuls of earth flying up out of the hole.
"Nasruddin!" he shouted. "What are you digging that hole for?"
Nasruddin clambered up out of the hole. "I need a place to bury all the rubbish left over from building the new barn."
"And what are you going to do with this heap of earth from the hole you're digging here now?"
Nasruddin paused and scratched his head. "I hadn't thought about that. I suppose I'll have to dig another hole!"
Inspired by: The World of Nasrudin by Idries Shah, free to read online at the Idries Shah Foundation.
Notes: This is story #147 in the book.