As he looked at the heap of apples on display, Nasruddin could not resist. He reached out, grabbed one of the apples, and bit into it. "Delicious!" he exclaimed.
"Hey there!" shouted the grocer. "You can't do that!"
"What do you mean?" asked Nasruddin.
"I mean you can't eat that apple without paying for it," shouted the grocer. "It's not ethical!"
"Oh, that's not a problem!" Nasruddin replied happily. "I'm eating this apple because it's nutritional, not because it's ethical."
Inspired by: Mulla's Donkey and Other Friends by Mehdi Nakosteen
Notes: This story is on p. 103 of the book.