As the sheik had a rare type of blood, the hospital didn’t have any and none could be found locally, a call was sent out to try and find anyone who had a match.
After several days of searching, a Scotsman was located who had a similar blood type.
The Scotsman willingly donated his blood for the Arab.
After the surgery, the Arab sent the Scotsman several gifts in appreciation for giving his blood.
He sent the Scotsan a new BMW, 5 carats of diamonds, and also £50,000.
A couple of days later, the Arab had to go through a corrective surgery and needed another blood transfusion, so the hospital telephoned the Scotsman, who was more than happy to donate more of his blood.
After the second surgery, the Arab sent the Scotsman a thank you card and a box of Black Magic chocolates.
The Scotsman was shocked that the Arab did not reciprocate his kind gesture as he had before.
He phoned the Arab and asked him: “I thought you would be generous again, and send me more fabulous gifts, like another BMW, diamonds and money … but you only gave me a thank you card and a box of chocolates.”
To this the Arab replied: “Aye laddie, but I now have Scottish blood in ma veins”.
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