The Hodja had a little stable and a nice donkey. He hadn't wanted to buy a cow, because his donkey would be disturbed and he hadn't much money neither. But his wife wanted to have a cow and she convinced him at last.

The Hodja couldn't stand against his wife, so he bought a cow and put it in the stable. But the stable was small and they couldn't stay quiet in it. The Hodja who got tired of that said:

“Dear God, kill this cow and save my donkey”.
A few days later the Hodja entered the stable and saw the dead donkey and the living cow.

“Dear God”, he said. “You have been God for so many years but still, you cannot distinguish a cow from a donkey!”