Sunday, January 16, 2011

My Typical Conversation

Co-worker: "Hey Dave, you got change for a five?"
Me: "I haven't a kopek."
Co-worker: "What?"
Me: "I don't have change for a five."


Martijn said...

Second day I see it and I still haven't a suitable comment. I know exactly what you mean of course, that's for sure. At the place where I work, a lot of women's magazines come in, which get distributed amongst the 'workers'. When the time comes, one of the girls always says 'oooh, the bookies, the bookies... who wants a bookie?' I normally friendly say 'no thank you', but one time: 'Ah, yes give me the Dostoevsky please'. Jokes like that don't really get one popularity points.

Anonymous said...

It has been my experience that Russian currency humor generally falls flat except at conventions of Russian literature scholars.

UF Mike

Dave Mows Grass said...

Hey Martijn, I tried that at work the other day. When the lady came around with the bookies I asked for the Dostoevsky. She threw me a worn out copy of "The Idiot" which is exactly what I felt like. That's alright, I'm throwing down next time and asking for some Goncharov! Everyone and her brother has read Dostoevsky.

Hey Mike! It has been my experience that human activity generally falls flat, especially at conventions of Russian literature scholars.