So, Nasruddin got a pot, filled it with mud, and put honey on top to make it look like a pot full of honey. Nasruddin gave this to the judge, and the judge gave him the signed documents.
The next day, the judge's servant delivered a message. "The documents were in error! Return them to the judge."
"The documents are fine," Nasruddin replied. "If the judge has a problem of his own, he should take that up with his conscience, not with me."
Inspired by: The World of Nasrudin by Idries Shah, free to read online at the Idries Shah Foundation.
Notes: This is story #176 in the book. In Shah's version, the sweets are made of wax; I borrowed the honey on top of mud from another version of the story I've heard.