Hodja has an important meeting with the Sultan. So he wants to look his best, and he thinks he needs a haircut so he goes to the barber. When he takes off his turban, the barber sees something strange. Hodja's hair is completely white, but his beard is black.
The barber asks him:
«Hodja, why is this?.. Your hair is as white as snow, but your beard is as black as coal?»
Hodja answers wisely:
«Because my hair is twenty-one years older than my beard»