18. NASRUDDIN VISITS THE PRISONERS
As an act of charity, Nasruddin went to the prison to talk with all the prisoners and console them.
When they spoke, each inmate told Nasruddin that they were imprisoned unjustly. “I’m innocent,” they told him, one after another.
One inmate, however, did not protest. “I’m guilty of my crimes,” he said, “and that’s why I’m here in prison.”
As soon as Nasruddin heard that, he went to see the warden.
“You have to free this prisoner immediately!” Nasruddin told the warden. “Otherwise, he’s going to be a terrible influence on all the innocent men you have locked up here.”
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I have had a VERY slow Verizon connection for the past 36-48 hours and today I could not do a Post Edit of my Draft for posting today. I was able see the Draft as a preview so I copied the text and created another draft. By the time that I got this done all of a sudden I was able to edit the posting for today. Perhaps my rants on the host Chat and emails to their Support did something?