Nasreddin Hodja sitting backwards on a donkey - Artist Fatih M. DurmusOne day Nasreddin Hodja was travelling with some Mullahs who were walking to a mosque. He sat back-to-front on his donkey, leading the party, to the great surprise of all the others.

"Hodja," one Mullah asked. "Is this not an undignified way for an Imam to travel. Why are you sitting like that?"

Hodja explained that he had chosen the most logical way to sit: "If I sat facing forwards, you would be hidden behind me. And if you chose to walk in front of the donkey, I would be hidden behind you. Either way, it would not work so well."
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