A Yoruba Man was sitting with an Ibo man and a Hausa man in Saudi Arabia, sharing a smuggled barrel of beer, when all of a sudden the police entered and arrested them. They were initially given a death sentence but, as it was a national holiday, the sheikh decided they should be released after each receiving 20 lashes of the whip.
As they were preparing for their punishment, the sheikh said, “It’s my first wife’s birthday today and she asked me to allow each of you one wish before your whipping, but you cannot wish not to be whipped!”
The Hausa man thought for a second then said: “Please tie a pillow to my back before whipping.” This was done but the pillow lasted 10 lashes.
The Ibo man saw this and said: “Please tie two pillows to my back before whipping.” This was done and lasted for the whole 20 lashes.
The Yoruba Man saw this, but before he could make his wish, the sheikh said: “As you share the same ethnicity with the president of your country, you are permitted to have two wishes!”
The Yoruba Man thought for a second, then said: “Thank you, most royal and merciful highness. My first wish is to receive 100 lashes with the strongest, toughest whip available.”
“If you so desire,” the sheikh replied with a questioning look on his face, “and your second wish?”
“Tie the Ibo man to my back.”