An Indian was sitting with a Pakistani and an American 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 their 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
So the American guy thought for a while and then said: "Please tie a
thick pillow to my back."
This was done but the pillow only lasted 10 lashes before the whip went
The Pakistani guy, watching the scene, said: "Please fix two pillows on
But even two pillows could only take 10 lashes before the whip went
Before the Indian fellow could say something, the Sheikh turned to him
and said: "As you are from a very poor and small country, and your
cricket team is terrible:cheesy:, you can have two wishes!".
"Thank you, Most Royal and Merciful Highness", the Indian replies.
"My first wish is: " I would like to have 40 lashes."
"If you so desire", the Sheikh replies with a questioning look on his
face, "and your second wish?"
"Tie the Pakistani to my back", the Indian answered.