- Once Nasrudin travelled to the Land of Fools. Having made a long
journey, he decided to go to one of the local bakeries to get some
bread. Nasrudin approached the counter.
"How much is a loaf of bread?"
"Fifty cents", the clerk answered.
Nasrudin reached over and grabbed a loaf of bread from the basket and
offered the clerk fifty cents.
"No. No. That loaf will cost you 2 dollars", the clerk indicated.
"What? But I thought a loaf of bread only cost fifty cents?"
"Oh yes, but this is loaf of bread is special it was baked with a hole
in the center. See?", the clerk said pointing at the loaf in Nasrudin's
"Okay", and Nasrudin offered the clerk an old leather purse.
"Wait! This purse is empty!", the clerk said.
"Yes, but it is a special empty purse. You see, this one has a hole in
it.", Nasrudin said as he walked out the door.