Nasruddin’s Bribe

Nasruddin needed the judge’s signature on some documents, which meant a bribe, and Nasruddin didn’t like bribes.

So, Nasruddin got a pot, filled it with mud, and put honey on top to make it look like a pot full of honey. Nasruddin gave this to the judge, and the judge gave him the signed documents.

The next day, the judge’s servant delivered a message. “The documents were in error! Return them to the judge.”

“The documents are fine,” Nasruddin replied. “If the judge has a problem of his own, he should take that up with his conscience, not with me.”

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Tiny Tales of Nasruddin (Amazon, Author) by Laura Gibbs. Copyright 2020. Licensed CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 and mirrored here with permission.