A mid-eastern diplomat was visiting the US and was being toured and fed by the State department. He could not get used to all of the salt in American food (fries, hot dogs, etc), and he would send his man-servant Abdul to fetch a glass of water for him.

This happened several times in the meal, the diplomat would scream at Abdul to "fetch water" and he would scamper off and return with a glass of water.

Finally, Abdul was screamed at to fetch water and he returned with an empty glass and the diplomat hollered' "Abdul, you son of a camel, where is my water?" Abdul said, " A thousand pardons your highness, some one was sitting on the well."