I know damn well this belongs in the NAFFI but I thought "What the hell" let's lighten up A fleeing Taliban, absolutely desperate for water, was plodding through > the Afghanistan desert when he saw something far off in the distance. > Hoping to find water, he hurried toward the object, only to find the > apparition was a little old Jewish man at a small stand selling ties. > > The Taliban asked, 'Infidel, do you have water?' > > The Jewish man replied, 'Kind wanderer, I am sorry I have no water with > me. However would you like to buy a tie? They are only $5.' > > The Taliban shouted, 'Idiot! Scoundrel, I do not need an over-priced tie. > I need water! I should kill you, but I must find water first and then I > will, I promise with all that is sacred to me, come back and slit your > throat and let all the carrion and vermin of the desert feast off you' > > 'OK,' said the old Jewish man,' it does not matter that you do not want to > buy a tie and that you hate me. I will show you that I am bigger and > better than that , with an ability to love all mankind. If you continue > over that hill to the east for about two miles, you will find a lovely > restaurant. It has all the ice cold water you need. Shalom, my brother.' > > Muttering, the Taliban staggered away over the hill. Several hours later > he staggered back, almost dead. > He was so near death he could hardly speak, but he summoned some inner > strength and with his last breath shouted: > > > > > > > > > > > > 'Your f**king brother won't let me in without a tie!' >Fekum!