posted this once before:
worked once for a Russian Jew in a salvage yard...gruff old fellow who exemplified several sterotypes..*grin*..one day, we were unloading a truck, we almost dropped a piece of machinery as Dave watched..
"Hey..be careful, there...that's worth money!", he said, "You break it, we have to shoot you!"
"Oh, Dave", replied my co-worker, "You gonna line us up by the shed there?"
"No", replied Dave, straight-faced, "we tie you...back-to-back...save one bullet!"
We were astounded..Dave NEVER made jokes, but he did then...and it was a joke that only HE could make..we would never have made a 'tightwad Jewish joke'...but it was funny HEARING it from him.