A fleeing Taliban terrorist, desperate for water, was plodding through
the Afghan desert when he saw something far off in the distance. Hoping
to find water, he hurried toward the mirage, only to find a very frail
little Jewish man standing at a small makeshift display rack selling
ties. The Taliban terrorist asked, “Do you have water?”The old man
replied, “I have no water. Would like to buy a tie? They are only $5″.

The Taliban shouted hysterically, “Idiot Infidel! I do not need such an
very priced western adornment.I spit on your ties. I need water!”

“Sorry, I have none, just ties – pure silk, and only $5″

“Pahh! A curse on your ties! I should wrap one around your scrawny
little neck and choke the life out of you, but I must conserve my energy
and find water!”

“Okay,” said the little old Jewish man. “It does not matter that you do
not want to buy a tie from me, or that you hate me, threaten my life,
and call me Infidel. I will show you that I am bigger than any of that.
If you continue over that hill to the east for about two miles, you will
find a restaurant. It has the finest food and all the ice-cold water you
need. Go in peace”.

Cursing him again, the desperate Taliban staggered away, over the hill.

Several hours later he crawled back, almost dead, and gasped, “They
won’t let me in without a tie…”