When Mahatma Gandhi was studying law at the University College, London, a white professor, whose last name was Peters,who disliked him intensely.
One day, Mr. Peters was having lunch at the dining room when Gandhi came along with his tray & sat next to the professor.
The professor said,
“Mr Gandhi, you do not understand, a pig & a bird do not sit together to eat.”
Gandhiji looked at him as a parent would a rude child & calmly replied,
“You don’t worry professor. I’ll fly away,” and he went & sat at another table.
Mr. Peters, reddened with rage, decided to take revenge.
The next day in Class he posed the following question:
“Mr. Gandhi, if you were walking down the street & found a package, and within it was a bag of wisdom & another bag with money, which one would you take ?”
Without hesitating, Gandhiji responded, “The one with the money, of course.”
Mr. Peters, smiling sarcastically said,
“I, in your place, would have taken the wisdom.”
Mahatma Gandhi shrugged & 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 Mahatma Gandhi’s exam sheet the word “IDIOT” and gave it to Gandhi.
Gandhi took the exam sheet & sat down at his desk trying very hard to remain calm while he contemplated his next move.
A few minutes later, Mahatma Gandhiji got up, went to the professor & told him in a dignified polite tone,
“Mr. Peters, you signed the sheet, but you did not give me the grade.”

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