The people all gathered around. "Tell us about your visit to the big city, Nasruddin!" they said.
"Well," replied Nasruddin, as he grinned happily at everyone in the crowd, "the governor himself spoke to me!"
"Oooh!" said some people in the crowd. "Ahhhh!" said others.
"And what exactly did he say to you?" asked Nasruddin's wife.
"He said: 'Get out of my way, you idiot!' Those were the words the governor spoke to me."
Inspired by: Mulla's Donkey and Other Friends by Mehdi Nakosteen
Notes: This story is on p. 49 of the book.