Monday, May 25, 2009

Pot and Baby Pot

THE PREGNANT POT

A Teaching Story

By

VIKRAM KARVE


Mulla Nasrudin asked his neighbour if he could lend him a pot for cooking.

The neighbour gave him a cheap dented aluminium pot.

The next day Nasrudin returned the pot along with a brand new aluminium smaller pot.

“But I gave you only one pot,” the neighbour said.

“Congratulations. Your pot was pregnant. It had a baby!” Nasrudin explained.

A few days later Nasrudin again asked to borrow a pot and this time the neighbour eagerly gave him an expensive ornate vessel made of pure silver.

When Nasrudin did not return the expensive silver pot for a long time the neighbour asked him for it and Nasrudin replied with a sad look of condolence on his face: “I am sorry to inform you that your pot died. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.”

“What nonsense! How can a pot die?” the neighbour demanded.

“If a pot can get pregnant and have a baby, it can also die, isn’t it?” Nasrudin concluded triumphantly.


VIKRAM KARVE

http://vikramkarve.sulekha.com

http://www.linkedin.com/in/karve

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1 comment:

Amit414@IT-BHU said...

hilarious post...
I have read many of your stories,inspired by you to write a short story for my self. if possible please read it at
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