-----Original Message-----
From: Nasr Khalifa
Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2003 10:04 AM
To: Peter Montgomery
Subject: FW: Arabic potatoes

 Subject: Arabic potatoes

An old Arab man who has been living for 40 years in Idaho wanted to cultivate potatoes in his garden, but to remove the earth was getting to be too hard for his age. His only son, Ali, was studying in France, so he decided to send him an e-mail explaining the situation:

"Dear Ali:

I feel very disappointed because this year I'll be unable to plant my potatoes in my garden. I am too old to plow the ground. I wish you were  here, then my problems would be solved, because you would remove the soil  for me. I love you,


"Dad: For God's sake, DO NOT remove the ground of that garden. It's there that I have hidden "you-know-what". I love you,


At 4 a.m. the next morning the local Police, FBI and CIA agents, along with Pentagon delegates, came in and put the garden upside down looking for dangerous material to build bombs, anthrax or whatever. They found nothing and they left. The same day the old man received another e-mail from his son:

"Dear Dad:

I am sure you can plant your potatoes now. It was the best I could do in the current circumstances. I love you,