When Gandhi was studying law at the University College of London, there was a professor, whose last name was Peters, who felt animosity for Gandhi and because Gandhi never lowered his head toward him, their “arguments” were very frequent.
One day, Mr. Peters was having lunch in the dining room of 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, “You do not worry professor, I’ll fly away,” and he went and sat at another table.
Mr. Peters, green with rage, decided to take revenge with the next exam, but Gandhi responded brilliantly. “Mr. Gandhi, if you were walking down the street and found a package and within it there was 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.” Smiling,
Mr. Peters said, “I, in your place, would have taken the wisdom.”
“Each one takes what one doesn’t have,” responded Gandhi.
On the exam sheet, Mr. Peters wrote “idiot” and gave it to Gandhi who took the exam sheet and sat down.
A few minutes later, Gandhi goes to the professor and says, “Mr. Peters, you signed the sheet but you did not give me a grade.”Tweet