The rabbi of Chelm and one of his students were spending the night at the inn.
The student asked the servant to wake him at dawn because he was to take an early train.
The servant did so. Not wishing to wake the rabbi, the student groped in the dark for his clothes and,
in his haste, he put on the long rabbinical gabardine. He hurried to the station, and, as he entered the
train, he was struck dumb with amazement as he looked at himself in the compartment mirror.
"What an idiot that servant is!" he cried angrily. "I asked him to wake me, instead he went and woke the rabbi!"