A Toronto Maple Leaf fan, a Montreal Canadians fan, and an Ottawa Senator fan were all in Saudi Arabia, sharing a smuggled crate of booze.
All of a sudden Saudi police rushed in and arrested them. The mere possession of alcohol is a severe offence in Saudi Arabia. So, for the terrible crime of actually being caught consuming the booze, they were sentenced to death!
However, after many months and with the help of very good lawyers, they were able to successfully appeal their sentence down to life imprisonment.
By a stroke of luck, it was a Saudi national holiday the day their trial finished,
and the extremely benevolent Sheik decided they could be released after receiving just 20 lashes each of the whip. As they were preparing for their punishment, the Sheik suddenly said,
"It's my first wife's birthday today, and she has asked me to allow each of you one wish before your whipping."
The Ottawa Senator fan was first in line (he had drunk the least), so he thought about this for a while and then said,
"Please tie a pillow to my back."
This was done, but the pillow only lasted 10 lashes before the whip went through. The Ottawa Senator fan had to be carried away bleeding and crying with pain when the punishment was done.
The Toronto Maple Leaf fan was next up (he almost finished a half-can), and after watching the scene, said,
"All Right! Please fix two pillows on my back."
But even two pillows could only take 15 lashes before the whip went through again, sending the leafs fan sobbing and crying like a baby !
The Montreal Canadians fan was the last one up (he had finished off
the crate), but before he could say anything, the Sheik turned to him
"You support the greatest team in the world, your city has some of the best and most loyal hockey fans in the world. For this, you may have two wishes!"
"Thank you, your most Royal highness," the grateful Habs fan replied.
"In recognition of your kindness, my first wish is that you give me not 20,
but 100 lashes."
"Not only are you an honourable, handsome and powerful man, you are also very brave," the Sheik said with an admiring look on his face.
"If 100 lashes is what you desire, then so be it. And your second wish?
What is it to be?" the Sheik asked.
kinda funny, didn't really laugh, maybe its because i am in exam mood, but i did that see coming from a mile away, although I thought he would put the leafs and sens fan both on his back or something like that