A hectic day.
No time for blogging.
So here is one of my favourite Mulla Nasrudin Stories to end the day with a smile (and “food” for thought)
WHO ATE THE KABABS
One day the gourmet Mulla Nasrudin bought five kilos of the tastiest kababs from the best restaurant in town to enjoy with his friends in the evening party he had organized for his closest friends.
He gave them to his wife with explicit instructions in how to serve them in the evening party and went out for a walk.
Mulla Nasrudin’s wife garnished the kababs and kept them in serving plates on the dining table.
Suddenly, her sister and her kids arrived unexpectedly.
Mulla Nasrudin’s wife’s noticed that her sister and her kids were staring at the mouth-watering kababs in hungry anticipation, so the wife asked her sister and her kids if they would like to taste a kabab.
“Yes,” they all said and so the wife, her sister and her kids tasted a kabab each.
The melt-in-the-mouth kababs were so delicious and tasty that they could not resist the temptation to eat a few more.
They loved the kababs so much that, while gossiping, they unconsciously kept popping the kababs into their mouths, till suddenly all the kababs were finished.
Then the wife’s sister and her kids said goodbye and left.
Mulla Nasrudin’s wife realized that the kababs were finished.
To salvage the situation Mulla Nasrudin’s wife quickly prepared pakoras to be served in lie of the kababs.
When Mulla Nasrudin’s friends arrived they were served pakoras instead of kababs.
After his friends had left, a furious Nasrudin demanded an explanation from his wife about why kababs were not served.
His wife meekly said that the pet cat ate up all the kababs.
“There were 5 kilos of kababs. Don’t tell me the cat ate up the full 5 kilos of kababs,” Nasrudin shouted.
“Yes. Your cat ate all the kababs - the full 5 kilos. Why don’t you ask your darling cat instead of scolding me?” his wife said.
Mulla Nasrudin caught hold of his cat and put the cat on the weighing scale.
The cat weighed exactly 5 kilos.
Nasrudin looked at his wife and said, “The cat weighs 5 kilos and the kababs were 5 kilos.”
Nasrudin’s wife said, “So?”
Nasrudin asked, pointing to the cat sitting on the weighing scale and said to his wife:
“Now, tell me my dear wife:
If this is the cat then where are the kababs?
On the contrary if these are the kababs then where is the cat?”
Cat (5 Kg) + Kabab (5 Kg) = Cat (5 Kg)
Please balance the equation!