A young Taliban, desperate for water, was staggering through the Afghan desert when he saw something in the distance. Hoping to find water, he hurried toward the oasis only to find a British soldier by the well.
The Taliban asked, "Do you have water?"
The soldier replied, "There is no water, the well is dry. Would you like to buy a regimental tie instead? They are only £5."
The Taliban shouted, "Infidel! I do not need an over-priced tie, I need water! I should kill you, but I must find water first!" "OK," said the soldier, "It does not matter that you do not want to buy our ties and that you hate us. We are bigger than that. If you continue over that hill to the east for about two miles, you will find our Sergeants Mess. It has all the ice cold water you could want.
Cursing him, the Taliban staggered away over the hill.
Several hours later he staggered back, collapsed with dehydration and rasped ... "They won't let me in without a f-----g tie!"