Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Joke of the Day: Special Wishes to the Sheikh


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A Yoruba man was sitting with an Ibo man and a Hausa man in Saudi Arabia, sharing a smuggled barrel of beer when all of a sudden some Policemen entered their apartment and arrested them. They were initially given a death sentence and ordered to be remanded in prison pending execution.

But during the national Independence Day celebration a few weeks later, the Sheikh decided that the Nigerians would be among those to be granted amnesty. They were to be released after each had received 20 lashes of the whip.
As they were preparing for their punishment, the Sheikh declared “It is my first wife’s birthday today and she asked me to allow each of you ask for one wish before your whipping but you cannot wish for exception from whipping”
The Hausa man after a few seconds, said:
“Please tie a pillow to my back before the whipping”
This was done but the pillow could only withstand 12 lashes out of the 20 lashes before it got torn into shreds. Seeing this, the Ibo man said: “Please tie two pillows to my back before the whipping”
This was done and the pillows withstood all the 20 lashes. The Yoruba man saw this, but before he could make his wish, the Sheikh said “You are a Yoruba man and since you belong to the same ethnic group with the President of your country, you are permitted to have two wishes”
The Yoruba man gave that privilege some deep thought and came out with his wishes “Thank you, Most Royal and Merciful Highness. My first wish is to receive 100 lashes with the strongest, toughest whip available”
“If you desire that, so be it” The Sheikh replied with a questioning look on his face”
“And your second wish?” he asked
“Tie the Ibo man to my back before the whipping”
 
(Culled from the book “First 100 Jokes of Our time” by Olaleye Falore)

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