Nasruddin struck up a conversation with a stranger.
At one point, he asked, “So how’s business?”
“Great,” the Stranger replied.
“Then could you lend me 10 pounds?”
“No. I don’t know you well enough to lend you money,”.
“That’s really strange,” replied Nasruddin, “Where I used to live, people wouldn’t lend me money because they knew me; and now that I’ve moved here, people won’t lend me money because they don’t know me!“
#2 The Moving Friend
“Nasruddin,” a friend said one day, “I’m moving to another village. Can I have your ring? That way, I will remember you every time I look at it?”
“Well,” replied Nasrudin, “you might lose the ring and then forget about me. How about I don’t give you a ring in the first place—that way, every time that you look at your finger and don’t see a ring, you’ll definitely remember me.”
#3 Are You Asleep?
Nasruddin was lying on his couch with his eyes closed.
His friend went up to him and asked, “Are you asleep?”
“Why do you ask?” Nasruddin replied.
“I was wondering if you could lend me 200 pounds,” said the other.
“Well,” answered Nasruddin, “let’s return to your fist question—‘Am I asleep.’ The answer is yes I am — so leave me alone!“