One of the Americans said, in a loud voice, "I hear you Punjabis think you're great drinkers. I bet $5,000 that no-one here can drink 3 bottles of Jack Daniels in 10 minutes."
The bar was silent, the American noticed Santa leaving, no-one took up the bet. 20 minutes later Santa who left returned and said, "Hey Yank, is your bet still on?"
"Sure," said the American, "3 JD in 10 minutes for a bet of $5,000."
"Great...," replied Santa, "so pour the whisky and start the clock."
It was very close but the last drop was consumed with 2 seconds to spare.
"OK Yank, pay up." said Santa.
"I'm happy to pay, here's your money" said the American. "But tell me, when I first offered the wager I saw you leave. Where did you go?"
"Well sir," replied Santa, "$5,000 is a lot of money to a man like me, so I went to the pub across the road to see if I could do it !