The lamp

piccolabasmalahNasrudin and his wife were sleeping late one night, and were awoken by the sound of two men arguing intensely in the street.

“I’m going to go find out what they’re fighting about”, Nasrudin told his wife.

“Just go back to sleep”, his wife remarked. “This has nothing to do with you”.

“Fine”, Nasrudin said.

But as the two men outside continued arguing, Nasrudin picked up his lamp and decided to go out and see what the commotion was about. As soon as he got outside, one of the men grabbed his lamp and ran off with it.

Nasrudin returned to his bed. His wife asked him, “What were they fighting about?”

“My lamp”, Nasrudin replied, “As soon as they got it, they stopped fighting”.