One day, Mulla Nasruddin met a man from another town and began talking to him. The man lamented, “I am rich, but I am also sad and miserable. I have taken my money and gone travelling in search of joy. But alas, I have yet to find it.” Mulla was thinking of different ways to bring joy to the man. Then suddenly an idea struck him. As the man continued complaining, Mulla grabbed the man’s bag and ran off with it. The man chased him but Mulla soon ran out of the man’s sight. He hid behind a tree, and put the bag in the open road for the man to see. When the man caught up, he located the bag, and his expression immediately turned from distress to joy. As the man danced in celebration of finding his bag, Mulla shouted, “That’s one way to bring joy to a sad man.” The man had thanked Mulla before he left.