11855Nasrudin and the Law
- Dec 4, 2003Mullah Nasrudin got pulled over by a state trooper for
speeding, and in a violent demeaning way, the trooper
started to lecture him about his speed, and in general
began to throw his weight around trying to make Nasrudin
fearful and uncomfortable.
Finally, the trooper got around to writing out the
ticket, and as he was doing that he kept swatting at
some flies that were buzzing around his head.
Nasrudin said, "Having some problems with circle flies
there, are you?"
The trooper stopped writing the ticket and said- "Well
yeah, if that's what they are-I never heard of circle
So Nasrudin says -"Well, circle flies are pretty common
around here. See, they're called circle flies because
they're almost always found circling around the back
end of a horse."
The trooper says, "Oh," and goes back to writing the
ticket. Then after a minute he stops and says threateningly,
"Hey...wait a minute, are you trying to call me a horse's ass?"
Nasrudin says, "Oh no, officer. I have too much
respect for law enforcement and police officers to even
think about calling you a horse's ass."
The trooper says, "Well, that's a good thing," and goes
back to writing the ticket.
After a long pause, Nasrudin says, "But it's pretty
hard to fool the flies though."