Sunday, February 15, 2009

News Travels slow

An American tourist arrives in Iran durring Muharram and is witness to the multitude of public grieving ceremonies, the weeping, the chest beating, the self -flagellating, everyone in black and of course the black flags hanging from every building and house.
"What happened?" asks the American.
An Iranian replies "we're mourning Hossein's death."
"Oh i m so sorry,"says the American,"when did he die?"
"fourteen hundred years ago" says the Iranian.
"Boy,"says the American, "News sure travels slow in these parts."