A fleeing Taliban, desperate for water, was staggering through the Afghan Desert when he saw what he thought was an oasis on the horizon. Hoping to find water, he hurried on, but he only found a lone British Soldier selling regimental neck ties from the back of a vintage Bentley.
The Taliban asked, “Do you have water?”
The soldier replied, “There is no water sir, the well is dry. Would you like to buy a neck tie instead? They’re only 5-pounds each.”
“You idiot infidel!” the Taliban shouted, I do not need an over-priced tie. I need water! I should kill you, but I must find water first!”
“No problem sir,” said the soldier, “It doesn’t matter if you hate me. If you continue over that hill for about two miles, you’ll find the Sergeant’s Mess. It has all the ice cold water you need..”
Cursing him, the Taliban staggered away and over the hill.
Several hours later he staggered back, collapsed with dehydration & rasped ….. “Curse all of you! They won’t let me in without a f….ing tie……..!”