Are You Asleep?

Once, Mulla Nasruddin was lying on his bed with his eyes closed when his brother-in-law approached him. ‘Are you asleep?” the brother-in-law asked Nasruddin. Nasruddin replied, “Why? What is it?”

The brother-in-law said, “I wanted a loan of three hundred dollars. I was wondering if you could lend me the money.”

Nasrudin replied, “Oh, in that case, let us return to your first question, ‘Are you asleep?’ and the answer to that is ‘Yes, I am asleep’ so go away and don’t bother me.”

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