Mulla Nasrudin

Where I sit

   At a gathering of divines, Nasrudin was seated right at the end of the
room, farthest from the place of honor. Presently he began to tell jokes,
and soon people were crowded around him, laughing and listening. No-
body was taking any notice of the graybeard who was giving a learned
discourse. When he could no longer hear himself speak, the president
of the assembly roared out:
   ‘You must be silent! Nobody may talk unless he sits where the Chief sits.’
   ‘I don’t know how you see it,’ said Nasrudin, ‘but it strikes me that 
where I sit is where the Chief sits.’