Re: Arabic potatoes
am 11.12.2003 1:41 Uhr schrieb Peter Montgomery unter [log in to unmask]:
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:
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, DEA 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:
I am sure you can plant your potatoes now. It was the best I could do in the current circumstances. I love you,
Grudgingly I have to admit: that was one of your best contributions ever.
Three cheers to Nasr Khalifa!