Robbie and The Russian Watch
Robbie went to Moscow to purchase Russian motorcycles of World War II vintage. He was impatiently waiting for his taxi when he saw a fellow walking slowly, weighed down by two heavy suitcases.
Robbie asked, “Do you speak English? Do you know what time it is?”
“Da, yes, I speak English.” The Russian answered. “The time is 5:35 and 15 seconds. The date is June 15, the moon is full and the sunset will be at 9:16.
Robbie was amazed! “Is that a high-tech Japanese watch?”
“No, it’s a Russian watch. It’s a product of superior Russian technology.”
“Well, I think it’s terrific! My hat’s off to Russian technology.”
“Da,” says the Russian, as he struggles to pick up the suitcases, “but these batteries are a bit heavy.”