The Arab and the Ilocano
As the gentleman had a rare type of blood, it couldn’t be found locally, so, the call went out to a number of provinces.
Finally, an Ilocano was located who had a similar blood type.
The Ilocano willingly donated his blood for the Arab.
After the surgery, the Arab sent the Ilocano as appreciation for giving his blood, a new Toyota, diamonds & US dollars.
A couple of days later, once again, the Arab had to go through a corrective surgery.
His doctor telephoned the Ilocano who was more than happy to donate his blood again.
After the second surgery, the Arab sent the Ilocano a thank you card & a jar of candies.
The Ilocano was shocked that the Arab this time did not reciprocate his kind gesture as he had anticipated.
He phoned the Arab & asked him: “I thought you would be generous again, that you would give me a Toyota, diamonds & money… but you only gave me a thank you card & a jar of candies.”
To this the Arab replied: “Manong, I now have Ilocano blood in my veins.”