Nasruddin and his wife had a very small bed. One night, Nasruddin's wife couldn't take it anymore. "You're not giving me any space at all!" she shouted. "Get up and go! Just go!"
"Go where?" Nasruddin asked, barely awake.
"I don't care! I just need some space in the bed so I can sleep."
Nasruddin started walking.
Eventually, he ran into the nightwatchman who was patrolling the town.
"What are you doing out in the middle of the night?" he asked.
"I'm giving my wife some space," Nasruddin explained. "Could you please go ask her if this is far enough?"
Inspired by: The Best Anecdotes of Nasreddin Hoca by Kemal Yorenc
Notes: This story is on p. 32 of the book.