A King asked his servant to look for five biggest idiots in his state and produce them in his court within a month.
After a month’s extensive search operations, the servant brought to the court only two people!
“But I asked for five”, the king said angrily
“Give me a chance to present them one by one”, the servant pleaded and went on to present his idiots:
“Sire, this man, while travelling in a bullock cart, was keeping his luggage on his head so as not to hurt the bullocks. He is the first idiot.
Pointing to the second man the servant continued, “And this man here is the second idiot. Some grass grew on the roof of his thatched house and he was trying to force his cow climb up a ladder to graze on them.”
The servant continued, “sire, there were a lot of importants jobs for me to do in the state, but I ignored them and wasted a precious month in searching for idiots. According to me I am the third idiot.”
The king paused here for a moment.
“Who are the fourth and fifth idiots?”, the king thundered.
“Beg your pardon, sire”, the servant continued, “You are the King and are responsible for the wellbeing of the entire state and its people. You need wise persons to help you oversee the state affairs. Instead of looking for wise people you engaged me to look for idiots. According to me you are the fourth idiot.
And, sire, the person who is glued to this post, keeping aside all his high priority assignments, oblivious of pressing needs of his family, just to learn who is the fifth idiot, is the fifth idiot himself.