Hodja's word or donkey's bray
One day a neighbor called on Hodja.
- Hodja, I want to borrow your donkey.
- I'm sorry, Hodja said, but I've already lent it out.
As soon as he had spoken, the sound of a donkey braying came from Hodja's stable.
- But Hodja, I can hear your donkey in there.
- Shame on you! Hodja said indignantly, whom do you believe, me or a stupid donkey?