A man on his camel rode through countless miles of a sun-drenched desert
searching for some sign of life. They became extremely thirsty and tired.
The man's supplies were running low when the camel died. Now on foot, he
desperately sought refuge from the heat, and most importantly, for a source
of water. Suddenly, he came across a vendor in the middle of the desert.
"Thank goodness I found you!" the man cried. "Please help me. I'm in dire
need of some water!!"
"Well," said the vendor, "I don't have any water. But would you like to buy
one of these fine neckties?"
"What in the world am I going to do with a necktie?" the man asked.
"That's what I'm selling, sir. If you don't like it, I can't help you."
The man left the vendor and walked on for many more miles, praying each
minute that he would find refuge from the scorching sun.
Noticing a building in the distance, he squinted several times to clear his eyes.
It was a restaurant! Unable to comprehend a restaurant located in the middle
of the desert, he assumed the place was a mirage, but decided to check it
out anyway. As he approached the door, his mouth was gaped in amazement.
"Relief at last. I will finally get my drink!" he thought as he dragged himself
to the front door of the restaurant.
The doorman stopped him before he entered. "Excuse me sir," the doorman said,
"But you can't come in without a necktie!"