(I'm not proud, I'll take them from any source...)
(This is a Russian joke that Ronnie told a while back. What with the summit and all, he probably won't be telling so many of these.)
A Russian fellow has saved and saved and finally can purchase an automobile. He goes to the state store to order his car and is informed that it will be delivered in ten years. The man then asks:
"Will it be here in the morning or the afternoon?"
"Why are you concerned? It's quite some time from now."
"Because the plumber is coming in the morning."