When he was a young boy, Nasruddin liked to sit around the fires of the passing caravans and listen to travelers' tales about faraway places. He enjoyed the stories of valiant warriors in battle, tales of genies and magic, and most of all he enjoyed the anecdotes about the very strange habits of people who lived in distant lands.
"I once visited a land that was so hot all year long," one traveler claimed, "that no one in their country wore any clothes."
"Impossible!" protested Nasruddin. "Without clothes, how would you be able to tell the men from the women?"
Inspired by: The World of Nasrudin by Idries Shah, free to read online at the Idries Shah Foundation.
Notes: This is story #229 in the book.