Mahatma Gandhi And Prof. Peters

While Mohandas Gandhi was studying law at the University College London, he had a professor, named Peters, who had an unexplained animosity for Gandhi, and because Gandhi never backed down, their “arguments” were very common.

One day, Mr. Peters was having lunch at the dining room at the University and Gandhi came along with his tray and sat next to the professor. The professor, in his arrogance, said, “Mr. Gandhi: you do not understand… a pig and a bird do not sit together to eat,” to which Gandhi replied , “Don’t worry professor, I’ll fly away,” and he went and sat at another table.

Prof. Peters, now red with rage, planned his revenge on the next test . When the test was taken Gandhi responded brilliantly to all questions. Finally, Prof. Peters asked him, “Mr. Gandhi, if you are walking down the street and find a package, and within it there is a bag of wisdom and another bag with a lot of money; which one would you take?”

Without hesitating, Gandhi responded, “The one with the money, of course.”

Mr. Peters, smiling, said, “I, in your place, would have taken the wisdom, don’t you think?”

” Well each one must take what one doesn’t have,” responded Gandhi indifferently.

Prof. Peters, by now almost hysterical , scribbled the word “idiot” on the sheet and shoved it at Gandhi. Gandhi takes the exam sheet and sits down. A few minutes later, Gandhi goes up to the professor and says, ” Prof. Peters, you’ve signed the sheet, but you haven’t given me my grade !”

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