Mulla a Young Father and His Son

The young father was pushing the crying baby down the street with what appeared to be absolute calm and self-assurance. People on the street could hear what he was saying as he passed.

“Take it easy, Nasrudin,” he said.

“Don’t let it get you down, Nasrudin, you will soon be safe back home. Things will be all right, Nasrudin, if you just keep calm.”

Mulla and His Son

One motherly type of woman waiting for a bus, heard and saw the young father and said to him, “I think you are wonderful the way you are taking care of the baby.” Then she leaned over to the baby and said, “Now, don’t cry, Nasrudin, everything is going to be all right.”

“Lady,” said the father, “YOU HAVE GOT IT ALL WRONG. HIS NAME IS TOMMY — I AM NASRUDIN.”