A traveler was passing through town when he came upon a huge funeral procession. Nasrudin was on a corner watching the people pass by.
“Who died?” the traveler asked Nasrudin.
“I’m not sure,” replied Nasrudin, “but I think it’s the one in the coffin.”
- Language is imprecise and we can sometimes miss the context of a question.
- Speak only the truth you know.
- Once somebody is dead, it matters little who they were in life.
- Being a traveler, he wouldn’t have recognized the person who died anyway. Ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer.