Nasruddin and his wife had been visiting relatives and arrived back home just as a thief was loading the last of their furniture into a wagon.
"Let's follow him!" Nasruddin whispered to his wife.
When the thief arrived at his own house, he began unloading Nasruddin's furniture.
"I'll give you a hand!" Nasruddin said. "Wife, go see if there's something to eat in the kitchen."
"Hey!" said the thief. "What do you think you're doing?"
"Isn't this our new house?" asked Nasruddin. "I saw all our furniture on your wagon and thought you were moving us to a new house."
Inspired by: The Best Anecdotes of Nasreddin Hoca by Kemal Yorenc
Notes: This story is on p. 26 of the book.