And then?

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and then

The Mullah meets a friend on the street: “Oh,  it’s been a long time….how are you? what are you doing?”

“Oh I am fine, thank you Mullah. Now I’m working at the palace of the Sultan, as the representative of the representative of the tea maker”.

“Ah, i see. And then what will you become?”

“Then I become the representative of  the tea maker”.

“And then?”

“Oh I become the tea maker for the Sultan.”

“And then?”

“I become the secretary”.

“Ah good, and then?”

“And then… I become a minister”.

“And then?”

“Oh Mullah! and then I become the visir”.

“Ah and then?”

“Well, and then I become the Sultan!”

“And then?”

“Mullah! And then, and then nothing!  There is nothing after the Sultan!”

“You see? That is where I’ve already reached”.