The Witty Mahatma

The Witty Mahatma
When Gandhi was studying law at the University College of London, a white
professor, whose last name was Peters, disliked him intensely and always
displayed prejudice and animosity towards him. Also, because Gandhi never
lowered his head when addressing him, as he expected.... there were always
"arguments" and confrontations.
 One day, Mr. Peters was having lunch at the dining room of the University,
and Gandhi came along with his tray and sat next to the professor. The
professor said, "Mr Gandhi, you do not understand. A pig and a bird do not
sit together to eat." Gandhi looked at him as a parent would a rude child
and calmly replied, "You do not worry professor. I'll fly away," and he
went and sat at another table.
Mr.  Peters,  reddened  with rage, decided to take revenge on the next test
paper,  but  Gandhi  responded  brilliantly  to  all questions. Mr. Peters,
unhappy  and  frustrated,  asked him the following question. "Mr Gandhi, if
you  were walking down the street and found a package, and within 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."
Mr. Peters , smiling sarcastically said, "I, in your place, would have
taken the wisdom, don't you think?"
Gandhi shrugged indifferently and responded, "Each one takes what he
doesn't have."
Mr. Peters, by this time was fit to be tied. So great was his anger that he
wrote on Gandhi's exam sheet the word "idiot" and gave it to Gandhi. Gandhi
took the exam sheet and sat down at his desk trying very hard to remain
calm while he contemplated his next move.
A  few  minutes later, Gandhi got up, went to the professor and said to him
in  a  dignified but sarcastically polite tone, "Mr. Peters, you signed the
sheet, but you did not give me the grade."