A foreign tourist hired a guide to take him around Delhi and Agra. At the Red Fort in Delhi, he admired the architecture and asked how many years it took to build.
Twenty years, replied the guide.
You Indians are a lazy lot, the tourist said. In my country, this could have been built in five.
At Agra he admired the Taj Mahal's beauty and asked how many years it took to
Only ten years, said the guide.
The tourist retorted: You Indians are slow! We can construct such buildings
In this fashion the tourist claimed that every building he admired could have
been built in his country in quarter the time. Finally, when they reached the
Qutub Minar the tourist asked what it was, the guide replied: I don't
know. It wasn't there yesterday evening.
Source: Reader's Digest