How to catch Nasrudin

‘If you want your donkey to move faster, Nasrudin’, said a neighbour, ‘get some ammonia and rub it on its rump.’
    Nasrudin found that this worked.
    One day, feeling a little listless, he tried the same remedy on himself.
    The ammonia burned him so much that he started to run round and round his room.
    ‘What’s the matter?’ shouted his wife, unable to get a hold of him.
    ‘If you want to catch me, use the contents of that bottle over there,’ panted Mulla Nasrudin.

The Subtleties of the Inimitable Mulla Nasrudin Idries Shah, Octagon Press

A Donkey

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