The Arab and the Scotsman
An Arab sheik was admitted to hospital for heart surgery, but prior to the surgery, the doctors needed to store some of is blood type in case the need arose. As the sheik had a very rare blood group, it could not be found locally, so the call went out to all countries.
Finally a Scotsman was located who had a similar blood type. The Scot willingly donated his blood for the Arab.
After the surgery, the Arab sent the Scotsman, as appreciation for giving his blood, a new BMW, a small bag of diamonds and $20,000 in cash.
A couple of weeks later the Arab required further corrective surgery. His doctor telephoned the Scotsman who was more than happy to donate his blood again.
After the second surgery, the Arab sent the Scotsman a thank-you card and a jar of candies.
The Scotsman was shocked that this time the Arab had not reciprocated his kind gesture as lavishly as he had anticipated. He telephoned the Arab and said, “I thought you would be generous again, that you would give me another BMW, more diamonds and money. But you only gave me a thank-you card and a jar of candies.”
“Aye,” the Arab replied. “But I now have Scottish blood in my veins.”
H/t beloved Grouchy!