One man began to publicly insult Omar Khayyam: - You're an atheist! You're a drunk! Almost a thief!
In response, Khayyam just smiled. Watching this scene, dandy, dressed in silk trousers the latest fashion, asked Khayyam: - How can you tolerate such insults? Do not you hurt?
Omar Khayyam smiled again. And he said: - Come with me.
Dandy followed him in a dusty closet. Khayyam lit torch and began rummaging in the trunk, which found a completely worthless ragged robe.
He threw it a dandy, and said - Try it, it's a match for you.
Dandy caught robe, looked at it, and was troubled: - Why do I need these dirty rags? I am a well-dressed, but you're probably crazy! - And threw the robe back.
- See, - said Khayyam - you do not want to try rags. In the same way, I did not try on the filthy words that the man threw me. Be offended on insults - is the same as to try a rags, that throw us.