Once, Nasrudin was invited to deliver a speech which he really didn't want to do. When he got on the podium , he asked, "Do you know what I am going to say?" The audience replied "NO", so he announced, "I have no desire to speak to people who don't even know what I will be talking about!" and he left.
The people felt embarrassed and called him back again the next day. This time, when he asked the same question, the people replied "YES". So Nasrudin said, "Well, since you already know what I am going to say, I won't waste any more of your time!" and he left.
Now the people were really perplexed. They decided to try one more time and once again invited the Mullah to speak the following week. Once again he asked the same question - "Do you know what I am going to say?" Now the people were prepared and so half of them answered "YES" while the other half replied "NO". So Nasrudin said "The half who know what I am going to say, tell it to the other half," and he left.
- One day mullah Nasruddin entered his favorite teahouse and said: 'The moon is more useful than the sun'. An old man asked 'Why mulla?' Nasruddin replied 'We need the light more during the night than during the day.