"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.