A fleeing Taliban, 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 a little old

Jewish man at a small stand selling ties.

The Taliban asked, "Do you have water?"

The Jewish man replied, "I have no water. Would you like to buy a tie?

They are only $5."

The Taliban shouted, "Idiot! I do not need an over-priced tie. I need

water! I should kill you, but I must find water first!"

"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 than

that. 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."

Muttering, the Taliban staggered away over the hill.

Several hours later he staggered back, almost dead.

"Your fucking brother won't let me in without a tie!!!!"