A miser was once accosted by; a fortune-teller, who told him:”Sir, for a rupee, I will read your palm and
tell you about your fortune.”
“My good man, “ said the miser, “have you read your own palm today?”
“No! Why?” asked the fortune-teller.
“Well, if you had,” answered the miser, “you would not have approached me just now. Your palm
would have told you that I am not likely to be paying you today.”