An Australian journalist was stopped at a Syrian Checkpoint in the bullet-pocked suburb of West Beirut. The Syrian soldier said "Get out of the car and open the boot!", to which the Australian replied "I'm sorry, but the handbrake on the car is broken. I can't take my foot off the brake or it'll roll back down the hill". So the Syrian says "Do you take me for a FOOL?!", as he slides into the passenger seat, and stamps his big boot onto the brake pedal. "Now go and open the BOOT!!" So the journalist reluctantly complies witht he soldiers request, and goes and opens the boot of the car. "Now", shouts the Syrian from inside the car, "Is there any contraband in there?"
(From the "Rest" of RHF)