October 13. “Button, I have a lovely joke for you.”
A Sardar, a German and a Pakistani are arrested for consuming alcohol which is a severe offence in Saudi Arabia. All three are sentenced to 20 lashes each of the whip.
As they are preparing for their punishment, the Sheik announces:
‘It’s my first wife’s birthday today, and she has asked me to allow each of you one wish before your whipping.’
The German is first in line. He thinks for a while and then says—
‘Please tie a pillow to my back.’
This was done, but the pillow only lasted 10 lashes & the German had to be carried away bleeding and crying with pain.
The Pakistani is next. After watching the German in horror he says smugly—
‘Please fix two pillows to my back.’
But two pillows could only take 15 lashes & the Pakistani is also led away whimpering loudly.
It was the Sardars turn next but before he says anything, the Sheikh turns to him and says—
‘You are from a most beautiful part of the world and your culture is one of the finest in the world. For this, you may have two wishes!’
Thank you, your Most Royal and Merciful highness, the Sardar replies.
‘In recognition of your kindness, my first wish is that you give me not 20, but 100 lashes.’
‘Not only are you an honorable, handsome and powerful man, you are also very brave.’
‘If 100 lashes is what you desire, then so be it. And what is your second wish?’ the Sheik asked.
The Sardar smiles and says—
‘Tie the Pakistani to my back !!!’
“SINGH IS KING”
“Brilliant. Simply brilliant. Who sent it?”