Communists in England

During his recent visit to the UK, Mikhail Gorbachev was taken on a tour of a typical British factory by the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher. The tour started at 9:00 AM and the factory was just starting to fill with employees.

G: “What these people do?”

M: “Oh, they are just starting work!”

G: “Aargh! In Russia, start at 5:00 AM.”

So, they walk around for a while, viewing some machinery and at 10:30 a hooter sounds and the factory workers leave.

G: “Where they go?”

M: “Oh, it is morning tea time. They have a break for 20 minutes.”

G: “Aargh! In Russia, no morning tea.”

At 12:00 noon the two VIP’s are viewing plans for a new factory and a hooter sounds and the factory workers leave, again.

G: “Where they go now?”

M: “Oh, it is lunch time. They take a break for an hour.”

G: “Aargh! One hour! In Russia, is ten minutes lunch.”

At precisely 2:15 PM a hooter sounds, and again the workers leave the factory.

G: “Aargh! Another break, nyet?”

M: “Yes, another break. They get 20 minutes afternoon smoke!”

At 4:30 PM another hooter sounds and the factory grinds to a halt.

G: “Aargh! Another break?”

M: “No, they’ve finished for the day.”

G: “In Russia start at 5:00 AM, no breaks, ten minutes lunch, no breaks, work till 7:00 PM at night. Right through, no breaks. Why you not make them work harder?”

M: “Oh, we can’t do that!”

G: “Why you can’t make them work harder?”

M: “Because they’re all communists.”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: