Russian Meat Story
One cold Russian winter in the Soviet era, a rumor went around that a certain butcher shop would have meat for sale the next day. By very early the next morning, a long queue had formed outside of the butcher shop. At 8 o’clock an official came out briefly and announced, “Well, comrades, I’m afraid there’s not enough meat for everybody here. Would all of the Jews leave?”
They did, and the line was shortened somewhat. At 11 o’clock the official came out again and announced, “Well, comrades, I’m afraid there’s still not enough meat for all. Would all of the non-party members please leave?”
They did, and the line was shortened again. At 2 o’clock, the official came out again. “There’s still not enough meat for all of you! Would all those who did not defend our great country from the fascist German intruder leave?”
Once again, the line was considerably shortened. At 5 o’clock, the official announcement was, “There’s still not enough! Would all those who did not participate in the liberation of our people from the terrors of the Czar leave!” This included just about everybody.
Finally, at 8 o’clock in the evening, the official came out again. The only people left in line were three half frozen old men. He told them, “There isn’t any meat.” The old men moved slowly away, grumbling among themselves “Those Jews get the best of everything!!” Henny Youngman Quotes
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