02 December, 2009

Two different revolutions: a Russian take

My wife told me today this joke from Soviet times:

A woman asked her servant about the commotion on the streets. It's a revolution! the servant answered with excitement.

The woman grew somewhat excited herself. Oh, wonderful! My grandfather fought in the last century's revolution! What do the revolutionaries want?

They say they want to make poor people rich!

Oh, this is different, the woman mused. My grandfather and his comrades wanted to make everyone rich.

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