Your Cat is Dead

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Nasrudin had a cousin who went to live far away, and left some of his possessions with Nasrudin.

One day, the cousin's cat died, and Nasrudin sent him a message that bluntly said: "Your cat is dead."

The cousin, very upset, sent a message back that said, "Where I live, we give people bad news more tactfully. Instead of just telling me flat out that my cat was dead, you should have let me know me little by little. You should have started off by saying, first told me, 'Your cat is acting strange,' then later said, 'your cat is jumping all over the place,' then still later told me, 'Your cat is missing,' and then finally broken the news and said, 'Your cat is dead.'

A month later, Nasrudin's cousin received a new letter from Nasrudin, which said: "Your mother is acting strange."


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