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Friday, April 01, 2005


An old Arab man who has been living for 40 years in Idaho wanted to cultivate potatoes in his garden, but digging up the earth was getting to be too hard at his age. His only son, Ali, was studying in France, so he decided to send him an e-mail explaining the situation:
Dear Ali: 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.
Ali replied, Dad: For God's sake, DO NOT remove the ground of that garden. It's there that I have hidden the "thing". I love you, Ali. At 4 a.m. the next day the local police, plus FBI and CIA agents, along with Pentagon delegates, came in and turn the garden upside down looking for the "thing". They found nothing and they left. The same day the old man received another e-mail from his son: Dear Dad: I am sure you can plant your potatoes now. It was the best I could do in the current circumstances. I love you, Ali.

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I've heard an other version of it..
I guess it was in New York :P, anyway good one.

Yeah same here Sinan, someone left it as a comment on my blog

yes that's right.

Beautiful! I commented on another of your pages but forgot to tell you that I think your Blog is wonderful. Finally to hear something other than US propaganda about your country here in the West. (I'm and American myself.) In case you would like to know who I am and where I'm coming rome have a look here. http://www.grumpyom.com
And I believe that if you read your potato joke not as a joke you will understand why I don't send my e-mail address.

Boy I have to copy that one,no risk for me I don't have a garden yet.

that is really a nice & cute story :-)

your blog is interesting, and funny, congratulations!!

Thank you maged, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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