"In the synagogue I heard men praying," said the boy. "It must be awfully
hard for G-d."
"Why?" asked the rabbi.
"The woodcutter was praying for cold weather, the fruit-seller for mild
weather, the farmer for rain, and the brickmaker for dry
weather. They are godly men. How does G-d know how to answer all their
"How is the weather now?" asked the rabbi.
"Dry and mild."
"And last week?"
"On Monday and Tuesday it rained. Thursday it was cold."
"See" said the rabbi.