Join Date: May 2001
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow
The Englishman, Frenchman & the Scot
A Englishman was sitting with a Frenchman and a Scot in Saudi Arabia, sharing a smuggled barrel of beer, when all of a sudden, Saudi police entered and arrested them.
They were initially sentenced to death but they contested this and
were finally imprisoned for life.
But, as it was a national holiday, the Sheikh decided they should be released after receiving 20 lashes of the whip.
As they were preparing for their punishment, the Sheikh suddenly said: "It's my first wife's birthday today, and she asked me to allow each of you one wish before your whipping."
So the Scot guy thought for a while and then said:" Please tie one
pillow to my back."
This was done, but the pillow only lasted 10 lashes before the whip went through.
The Frenchman, watching the scene, said: "I'll go for 2 pillows on my back".
But even two pillows could only take 10 lashes before the whip went through again.
Before the Englishman could say something, the Sheikh turned to him and said: "As you are from a popular country, and your football team are terrific, and your women beautiful you can have two wishes!".
"Thank you, Most Royal and Merciful Highness", The Englishman replies.
"My first wish is: " I would like to have 40 lashes."
"If you so desire", the Sheik replies with a questioning look on his face, "and your second wish?"
"Tie the Frenchman to my back!"
You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen. It said, 'Parking Fine.'So that was nice.