The next day he called the royal architect and told him, \”You\’re an incompetent fool, a nincompoop! You don\’t know design from horse dung! You don\’t know how to design buildings or palaces! This palace has been made unprofessionally. I want a rework. No, I want to break this palace down and build a new one! Bring me new designs, show me new schedules, give me fresh budgets! But this aberration must go!\”
The royal architect was shocked and disheartened. He said,\”But sire, it took 21 years to build this palace, it is the most beautiful palace in the world! People from far and wide come to see this magnificent structure. They sing praise of our kingdom and its king. How can you call this heavenly palace ugly?\”
The king replied,\”Because now I am the King, and what I say is the truth. Do as I say and you\’ll be richer than you can ever imagine. If you refuse, I\’ll decimate your entire clan.\”
The royal architect learned his lesson and decided to rebuild. At least he retained his head and his job.