From  The Subtleties of the Inimitable
Mulla Nasrudin
by Idries Shah


WHEN TO DO WHAT

Mulla Nasrudin once disappeared from his desk for three weeks.

When he came back he was called into his employer's office.

'Where have you been, Nasrudin? You can't vanish for weeks on end without permission.'

'I was only following your instructions.'

'Explain yourself.'

'I went into your office to ask for a holiday. You weren't there, but I saw the notice on your desk -- "DO IT NOW" -- and so I did.'


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©Octagon Press, 1972 (ISHK Bookservice).

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