Whatever you say
One day Tamerlane invited Hodja to his palace for dinner. The royal chef prepared, among others, a cabbage recipe for the occasion. After the dinner, Tamerlane asked,
- How did you like the cabbage?
- It was very delicious, complimented Hodja.
- I thought it tasted awful, said Tamerlane.
- You're right, added Hodja,it was very bland.
- But you just said it tasted delicious, Tamerlane noted.
- Yes, but I'm the servant of His Majesty, not of the cabbage, he replied.