Gandhi’s Humorous Side


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Legend has it that when Gandhi was studying law at the University of London, he had to endure a Caucasian professor named Peter who hated him.

One day, when Professor Peter was eating lunch in the dining hall, Gandhi was sitting next to him.
The professor said, “Mr. Gandhi, you don’t understand that ‘a pig and a parrot don’t sit together and eat.‘”

Gandhi looked at him and replied calmly, “Professor, you don’t have to worry, I will fly away.” Then he sat down at another table.

Peter was so angry that his face turned red and he decided to retaliate. The next day, he asked Gandhi in front of the rest of the class: “Mr. Gandhi, if you were walking down the street and found a bag of wisdom and a bag of money ($), which bag would you take?”

Gandhi replied without hesitation, “Of course, I would take the bag with the money in it!”

Professor Peter said with a mocking sneer: “If I were you, I would take the bag of wisdom!”

Gandhi responded with a shrug: “Everyone should take what he doesn’t have!” Professor Peter was left completely speechless. In a fit of rage, he wrote “idiot” on Gandhi’s test paper and handed it back to Gandhi.

After Gandhi got his test paper, he sat back down at his desk and tried his best to keep calm as he thought very seriously about his next move.

After a few minutes, Gandhi walked up to the professor and said in a dignified and polite tone: “Professor Peter, you signed my paper, but you didn’t grade me!”

Job 36:5: God is mighty, He does not despise man, His wisdom is great.

教授說:「甘地先生,你不了解 一頭豬和一隻鳥是不會坐在一起吃東西的。」
第二天,他在班裏發問:「甘地先生,如果你沿著街道步行時發現了一個包裹, 裡面有一袋智慧和另一袋金錢,你會拿哪一袋? 」
彼得教授完全沒有還擊之力,在盛怒之下,他在甘地的試卷上寫著 ”白癡”,然後把它交回給甘地。
數分鐘之後, 甘地走向教授,以一個有尊嚴而又禮貌的語調回應:「彼得教授,你在我的試卷上簽了名 , 但是你沒有給我評分!」

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