He then bent down to take a drink and immediately spat it out. "Disgusting!" he yelled. "Luckily, I've got some real water here with me."
He reached for his water-flask and poured some fresh water into the ocean.
"It's true that you look very impressive," he said, "but you need to learn what real water tastes like!"
Inspired by: Nasreddin Hodja: The Turk Who Makes the World Laugh by Mehmet Ali Birant
Notes: This story is on p. 86 of the book.