Two men were short-sighted, but instead of admitting it, both of them boasted of keen vision.
One day they heard that a tablet was to be hung in a temple. So each of them found out what was written on it beforehand. When the day came, they both went to the temple. Looking up, one said, "Look, aren't the characters' Brightness and Uprighteousness' ?"
"And the smaller ones. There! You can't see them, they say, 'Written by so and so in a certain month, on a certain day'!" said the other.
A passer-by asked what they were looking at. When told, the man laughed. "The tablet hasn't been hoisted up, so how can you see the characters?" he asked.
Xiao Lin Xin Ya ( Selected Jokes )