The Rise & Fall of the Israeli Ski Team
As you may know, in a slalom race the skier must pass through
about 20 "gates" in the fastest time. Well, it happened that Israel
had the fastest slalom skier in the world and had great expectations
for an Olympic gold medal.
Came the day of the final, the crowd waited in anticipation. The French
championsped down the course in 38 seconds. The Swiss in 38.7
seconds, the German in 37.8 seconds, the Italian in 38.1 seconds,
and then came the turn of the Israeli...the crowd waited, and waited...
"What happened to you?" screamed his trainer when the Israeli finally
Replied the exhausted Israeli: "Which of those bastards put a mezuzah
on each gate?"