A West Coast guy, an East Coast guy and a Quebec'er were all in Saudi Arabia, sharing a smuggled crate of booze after a long day’s ride. All of a sudden Saudi police rushed in and arrested them. The mere possession of alcohol is a severe offense in Saudi Arabia, so for the terrible crime of actually being caught consuming the booze, they were sentenced to death! However, after many months and with the help of very good lawyers, they were able to successfully appeal their sentence down to life imprisonment.
By a stroke of luck, it was a Saudi national holiday the day their trial finished, and the extremely benevolent Sheik decided they could be released after receiving just 20 lashes each of the whip. As they were preparing for their punishment, the Sheik suddenly said: "It's my first wife's birthday today, and she has asked me to allow each of you one wish before your whipping."
The Quebec'er was first in line (he had drunk the most), so he thought about this for a while and then said: "Please tie a pillow to my back." This was done, but the pillow only lasted 10 lashes before the whip went through. The Quebec'er had to be carried away bleeding and crying with pain when the punishment was done.
The East Coast'er was next up (he almost finished an entire fifth by himself), and after watching the scene, said: "All Right! Please fix two pillows on my back." But even two pillows could only take 15 lashes before the whip went through. He had to be carried away bleeding and crying with pain when the punishment was done.
The West Coast'er was the last one up (he had drunk the least), but before he could say anything, the Sheik turned to him and said: " You are from the most open minded part of your country
where I own a few corner stores. I am assuming you are an open minded and fair man. For this, you may have two wishes!"
"Thanks, your most Royal highness", the West Coast'er replies. "In recognition of your kindness, my first wish is that you give me not 20, but 100 lashes!"
"Not only are you an honorable and powerful man, you are also very brave" the Sheik says with an admiring look on his face.
"If 100 lashes is what you desire, then so be it. And your second wish? What is it to be?" the Sheik asks.
"Tie the Quebec'er to my back." The West Coast'er replied.