As US tourists in Israel, a man and his wife
were sitting outside a Bethlehem souvenir shop, waiting for
fellow tourists. An Arab salesman approached them carrying
After an impassioned sales talk yielded no results, he asked
where they were from.
"America," the husband replied.
Looking at her dark hair and olive skin, the Arab responded.
"She's not from the States."
"Yes I am." said the wife. He looked at her and asked. "Is
he your husband?" "Yes." she replied.
Turning to the husband, he offered..... "I'll give you 100
camels for her." The husband looked stunned, and there was a
long silence. Finally he replied, "she's not for sale."
After the salesman left, the somewhat indignant wife asked
her husband what took him so long to answer, to which the
husband replied, "I was trying to figure out how to get 100
camels back home."