Someone recently posted a joke which was supposed to be "typical Russian humor." Along that line, I offer the following, Typical Cuban Humor... A schoolteacher in Havana asked her class, "If the sea between Cuba and Miami were to dry up, how long would it take to walk across?" When she got no response, she asked Pepito to give an answer. After a moment of thought, he said, "Forty days." The teacher was naturally surprised. "Pepito," she said, "the distance from Havana to Miami is only about ninety miles. Maybe I didn't make the question clear. Pretend that it's all smooth and level ground. NOW how long would it take?" Pepito insisted however on his answer of forty days. "But why?" asked the teacher. "Well, because you would constantly have to say, "`Excuse me,' `Pardon me please,' `Excuse me, sir,' `Pardon me Miss,' `Excuse me...'"
(From the "Rest" of RHF)