Fun story – A coat fell down


When Nasreddin’s first wife died, he married again. His second wife was much younger than he was and they often quarrelled. One evening when Nasreddin came home very late, his wife said to him, ‘I cooked your dinner two hours ago. It is quite spoiled now.’ She was so angry that she gave him a push, and as she was strong, and he was old and weak, he fell down the stairs. One of Nasreddin’s neighbours, who was always eager to know what was happening in everybody else’s house, was listening, and when she heard the noise that Nasreddin made when he fell down the stairs, she came to his front door and knocked. ‘What has happened?’ she said. ‘My coat fell down the stairs,’ he answered. ‘But a coat would not make so much noise!’ the neighbour said. ‘Of course it would,’ answered Nasreddin, ‘if I was inside it!’