The burden of guilt
Nasreddin Hodja and his wife came home one day to find the house burgled. Everything portable had been taken away.
- It's all your fault, said his wife, for you should have made sure that the house was locked before we left.
The Neighbor took up the chant:
- You did not lock the windows, said one.
- Why did you not expect this? said another.
- The locks were faulty and you did not replace them, said a third.
- Just a moment, said Hodja, surley I am not the only one to blame?
- And who should we blame? they shouted.
- What about the thieves? said Hodja. Are they totally innocent?