A Jewish American couple were on vacation in the Holy Land and sitting having a coffee outside a souvenir shop in Bethlehem.
While they were sitting there drinking their coffee, an Arab gentleman came up to them, carrying a bunch of leather belts and he did his best to try and sell them one.
After an most impressive and determined sales attempt got him nowhere, the salesman asked the couple where they were from.
“We are from America”, Abraham replied.
The Arab salesman was looking at Abraham’s wife and admiring her dark hair and olive skin. He questioned Abraham, “She’s not from the States though?”
“Yes I am”, Abraham’s wife replied.
The Arab looked at her again and asked, “Is he your husband?”
“Yes he is”, she replied.
Turning to the husband, the Arab said, “I’ll give you a hundred camels for your wife”.
Abraham looked quite stunned on hearing this offer and for a few minutes there was a long silence.
Finally he replied, “I’m sorry but my wife’s not for sale”.
After the Arab salesman left, his wife asked Abraham why he took so long to answer.
Abraham replied, “I was trying to figure out how to get a hundred camels back home”.
Well I guess that’s how they do business out in the Middle East.
I do wonder if Abraham ended up with a black eye, or maybe something worse like a second circumcision.
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