One day, Nasrudin went to the local doctor and told him, “Every night for the past month and a half, I have dreamt dreams in which I have wrestling matches with donkeys.”
The doctor gave Nasrudin an herb and said, “Eat this, and your dreams will go away.”
“Can I start eating them tomorrow?” Nasrudin asked.
“Why?” the doctor inquired.
“Because I’m scheduled to wrestle in the championship match tonight,” Nasrudin replied.
—Mulla Nasrudin is a folk character who appears in stories from the Middle East