Gorbachev is hard at work on his country's budget. His secretary knocks on the door. "Mr. Secretary, the--"
"Not now, I'm busy!"
"Nyet! Come back in two hours."
Thirty seconds later, she knocks again. "Mr. Secretary, the phone... you must answer it."
"Can't you see I'm working on the budget?! I must have silence. Have them call back tomorrow."
"But Mr. Secretary, it's Mr. Bush on the phone. He says he has 5 billion dollars for you, and you don't have to pay any of it back!"
Gorbachev smiles and picks up the phone. "Hello, Neil..."