At the village coffee shop, they had run out of topics of gossip. Somebody complained that it was much too hot.

Another one grumbled that men in general were an ungrateful lot: they grumble when it's hot in summer just as they do when it's cold in winter.

"There's no satisfying the people!" he proclaimed.

"Now, now, my friend!" intervened the Hodja, "Don't rush to false conclusions! Whoever heard of anybody complaining about the sweet spring weather?"

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