One of Nasruddin's neighbors noticed him in the yard digging a hole. When he went to find out just what Nasruddin was doing, he saw that Nasruddin had dug many holes here and there.
"Why are you digging all these holes?" the neighbor asked.
Nasruddin stared at him wild-eyed. "I'm trying to find the money I buried here last year! Now I really need the money, but I can't find the spot where I buried it."
"Didn't you use something to mark the spot?"
"I did!" said Nasruddin. "I buried it under a cloud that looked just like an elephant."
Inspired by: Mulla's Donkey and Other Friends by Mehdi Nakosteen
Notes: This story is on p. 116 of the book.