~ 191. Nasruddin's Funeral Robes ~
Nasruddin walked into the coffeehouse dressed as if he were going to a funeral. His friends, seeing his clothes, greeted him somberly and in hushed tones.
"My deep condolences," one of them said to Nasruddin. "Who is it that has died? I did not know there was a funeral today."
"Nobody has died," Nasruddin replied. "At least, not that I've heard. What makes you think someone has died?"
"You are wearing your funeral robes!"
"Oh, I see what you mean," said Nasruddin, looking down at his clothes. "I thought I should be prepared in case someone does die, that's all."
Inspired by: The Wit and Wisdom of Nasraddin Hodja by Nejat Muallimoglu
Notes: This story is on p. 54 of the book.
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