Monday, October 21, 2013
Twenty-Year Old Joke
An old Russian man walks into a small cafe in Moscow and orders strong tea with a small plate of black bread. The waiter quickly brings him a pot of tea and a plate of black bread.
The waiter then asks the old man if there is anything else he can get get for him, to which the grizzled old Russian replies, "Yes, I would like a copy of Pravda."
The waiter looks at the old man in surprise and tells him, "Sir, I'm afraid Pravda is no longer published - it was shut down when the Soviets were thrown out."
The old man looks at at the waiter and says, "Okay, then I will just enjoy my tea and black bread."
The very next day the old Russian man returns to the same small cafe and repeats the exact same requests, with the exact same responses.
The day after that the old Russian man again takes a seat in the cafe and repeats his order for strong tea, black bread, and a copy of Pravda. This time, the waiter says to the old Russian, "Sir, for three straight days now you have taken a seat at this table and ordered strong tea, black bread, and a copy of Pravda, and for three straight days I have brought you strong tea, some black bread, and explained to you that I cannot bring you a copy of Pravda because it was shut down when the Soviets were overthrown. You appear to be a man of intelligence, do you not understand what I have been telling you?"
The old Russian man looks at the waiter with a smile and nodding his head says, "Oh yes, I understand what you say perfectly well. It's just that I never get tired of hearing it."