From  The Subtleties of the Inimitable
Mulla Nasrudin
by Idries Shah


THE COMPANY'S TIME

The Mulla had taken a job in a factory. The foreman saw him lay down his tools and start to walk towards the door.

'What do you think you are doing?'

'I am going to have my hair cut.'

'You can't have your hair cut in the Company's time!'

'But I grew it in the Company's time.'

'Not all of it, you didn't.'

'All right, then, I won't have all of it off.'

Moral: You may have grown your hair in Company time, but this does not mean that everyone will understand you.


[Reload for another story.]

©Octagon Press, 1972 (ISHK Bookservice).

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