An Afghanistan diplomat visiting the Whitehouse for the first time was being wined and
dined by the State Department. The diplomat was not used to the salt in
American foods (French fries, cheeses, salami, anchovies, etc.) and was
constantly sending his manservant Abdul to fetch him a glass of water.
again, Abdul would scamper off and return with a glass of water, but
then came the time when he returned empty handed. "Abdul, you son of
an ugly camel, where is my water?" demanded the diplomat.
pardons, O Illustrious One," stammered the wretched Abdul,
"A man is
sitting on the well!"