From The Subtleties of the Inimitable
Mulla Nasrudin by Idries Shah
'Never give people anything they ask for until at least a day has passed!' said the Mulla.
'Why not, Nasrudin?'
'Experience shows that they only appreciate something when they have had the opportunity of doubting whether they will get it or not.'
[Reload for another story.]
©Octagon Press, 1972 (ISHK Bookservice).
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