Two Arabs boarded a flight out of London. One took a window seat and the
other sat next to him in the middle seat. Just before takeoff, a Marine sat
down in the aisle seat. After takeoff, the Marine kicked his shoes off,
wiggled his toes and was settling in when the Arab in the window seat said,
"I need to get up and get a coke."
"Don't get up," said the Marine, "I'm in the aisle seat, I'll get it for
As soon as he left, one of the Arabs picked up the Marines shoe and spat in
it. When the Marine returned with the coke, the other Arab said, "That looks
good, I'd really like one, too."
Again, the Marine obligingly went to fetch it.
While he was gone the other Arab picked up the Marines other shoe and spat
When the Marine returned, they all sat back and enjoyed the flight.
As the plane was landing, the Marine slipped his feet into his shoes and
knew immediately what had happened. "Why does it have to be this way?" he
asked the two Arabs. "How long must this go on? This fighting between our
nations? This hatred? This animosity? This spitting in shoes and pissing in
THE MARINES WILL ALWAYS WIN