Friend in a stew
- Nasruddin brought home a rabbit and made stew out of it. His neighbor
the stew cooking and came over for a visit. Nasruddin naturally offered him
some stew. It was delicious, and the neighbor noticed that there was plenty
left over. A short while later, a man came to Nasruddin's door and said that
he was a friend of the neighbor's and had come to say hello. Nasruddin
him some stew as well. A short while later, another man came to the door and
said he was a freind of the freind of the neighbor. He got some stew as
And soon there was yet another knock on the door - a freind of the freind of
the freind of the neighbor. . .who got some stew as well.
Finally Nasruddin had had enough. When the Freind of the freind of the
of the freind of the freind came over, Nasruddin invited him in, but served
plate full of hot water. The man looked offended, but Nasruddin said:
"This is the stew of the stew of the stew of the stew of the stew I served
neighbor. Do tuck in."