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Moishe Greenberg is on a business trip with two of his colleagues from around the world and they are traveling through the Amazon. Moishe is with a German, and a Mexican, and they get captured by some Amazons. The head of the tribe says to the German, "We are going to give you ten lashes for trespassing. What do you want on your back while we whip you?"
The German responds, "I will take oil!" So they put oil on his back, and a large Amazon whips him ten times. When he is finished the German has these huge welts on his back, and he can hardly move.
The Amazons haul the German away, and say to the Mexican, "What do you want on your back?"
"I will take nothing!" says the Mexican, and he stands there straight and takes his ten lashings without a single flinch.
"What will you take on your back?" the Amazons ask Moishe.
He responds, "I'll take the Mexican."