Friday, October 14, 2016

Correspondence: Light & verity

Edited by Moristotle

[Editor’s Note: Two years ago today, we shared another photograph of my sister Mary Alice Condley’s painting, “Barn on a Bluff.” Today’s new photo was submitted by a loving niece of Mary’s.]

According to, the following story is a joke. So, it’s okay to laugh.
Mahatma Gandhi at the University College of London. When Mahatma Gandhi was studying law at the University College of London, there was a professor whose last name was Peters who felt animosity for Gandhi, and because Gandhi never lowered his head towards him, their “arguments” were very common.
    One day, Mr. Peters is having lunch at the dining room of the University and Gandhi comes along with his tray and sits next to the professor. The professor, in his arrogance, says, “Mr. Gandhi: you do not understand...a pig and a bird do not sit together to eat,” to which Gandhi replies, “You do not worry professor, I’ll fly away,” and he goes and sits at another table.
    Mr. Peters, green of rage, decides to take revenge on the next test, but Gandhi responds brilliantly to all questions. Then, Mr. Peters asks him the following question, “Mr. Gandhi, if you are walking down the street and find a package, and within it there is a bag of wisdom and another bag with a lot of money; which one will you take?”
    Without hesitating, Gandhi responds, “The one with the money, of course.”
    Mr. Peters, smiling, says, “I, in your place, would have taken the wisdom.”
    Gandhi responds indifferently: “Each one takes what one doesn’t have.”
    Mr. Peters, already hysteric, writes on the exam sheet the word “idiot” and gives it to Gandhi. Gandhi takes the exam sheet and sits down.
    A few minutes later, Gandhi goes to the professor and says, “Mr. Peters, you signed the sheet, but you did not give me a grade.”
Grateful for correspondence, Moristotle


  1. We promise: nothing in Friday's correspondence column about the U.S. Presidential campaigns.

  2. Good story. Liked the pictures; going for more coffee.