Mullah Nasruddin entered the royal reception area and sat on the most plush and ornate chair. The captain of the guard told him, ”Please sit somewhere else, that chair is kept for the most honourable guest.”
”You think I ’m an ordinary guest?” asked Nasruddin.
”Are you an envoy from a neighbouring country?”
”I’m much more important than that.”
”Are you a minister?”
”Bigger than one.”
The guard became sarcastic, thinking he has accosted a fool. ”I see, so you must be the King himself, your majesty,” he said.
”Higher than that!”
”How dare you? Nobody is higher than the King!”
”Precisely. I am nobody!” replied Nasruddin.