Birth and Death

The character Mulla/Hodja/Hoca Nasrudin is sometimes wise, sometimes foolish, and 
sometimes both.
*Death of the pot* is a story of how Nasruddin borrows a pot for a function in his house from his neighbour. Nasruddin returns the pot along with a smaller pot, after a few days saying that the pot had given birth to a baby. The neighbour was happy, thinking he was gaining from Nasruddin's foolishness. In a little while though, Nasruddin had turned the tables around.