From  The Subtleties of the Inimitable
Mulla Nasrudin
by Idries Shah


AMBITION

Nasrudin was being interviewed for employment in a department store.

The personnel manager said:

'We like ambitious men here. What sort of a job are you after?'

'All right,' said Nasrudin, 'I'll have your job.'

'Are you mad?'

'I may well be,' said the Mulla, 'but is that a necessary qualification?'

Moral: Ambition is all right, providing that you don't get in the other fellow's way.


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©Octagon Press, 1972 (ISHK Bookservice).

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