A hat-seller who was passing by a forest decided to take a nap under a tree, so he left his whole basket of hats by his side. When he woke up, he realized that all his hats were gone. He looked up and to his surprise, the tree was full of monkeys and they had taken all his hats.
He sat down and thought of how he could get his hats down. While thinking he took down his own hat and started to scratch his head. The next moment, the monkeys were doing the same – also scratching their heads.
An idea came to him, he threw his hat onto the ground and the monkeys did the same too. So he finally managed to get all his hats back.
Fifty years later, his grandson, also became a hat-seller and had heard this monkey story from his grandfather. One day, just liked his grandfather, he passed by the same forest. It was very hot, he took a nap under the same tree and left his hats on the ground.
He woke up and realized that all his hats were taken by the monkeys on the tree. He remembered his grandfather’s story, he took down his own hat and started scratching his head. And the monkeys followed.
Now, convinced of his grandfather’s idea, he threw his hat onto the ground. But to his surprise, the monkeys still held on to all the hats.
Then one monkey climbed down the tree, grabbed his hat on the ground, gave him a slap and said, “You think only you have a grandfather?”