One day, a comity was visiting a monastery.
One person from the comity came to one monk and angrily complained that almost all the others monks in the monastery smoke while praying.
– “Our monastery has an approval from the synod” – said the monk.
– “Did you ask the synod if you can smoke while praying and the synod said yes?” – asked the comity member.
– “We asked if it is allowed to smoke while praying and they said no, then we asked if we can pray while smoking and they said yes”, answered the monk.
Everything depends on how you ask your question.
Friends, ask wisely.