The Favor
Posted by B. Vallah on April 17, 1999 at 03:20:54:

Recently, President Clinton and Boris Yeltsin had a conference on
the spread of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases in
their countries. Yeltsin asked Clinton how he and his
administration are attempting to stop the spread of AIDS.

"We promote abstinence in the United States," Clinton told him.

"That would never work in the USSR," Yeltsin replied. "People are
going to have sex, and the government can`t do or say anything
to stop that. I want to promote the use of condoms in my
country. The problem is, we don`t have any good condom companies
in Russia."

"Well, in the US we have many condom companies, and one of the
best is Trojan," Clinton told him. "Let me give the president of
the company a call. I`ll ask him to send some condoms to you, so
you can distribute them in your country. How many do you want?"

"We`d probably need about 5 million or so to start," Yeltsin

"Okay. That should be no problem." Clinton thought for a second,
then asked, "You will probably want a variety of sizes, right?"

"No," said Yeltsin. "All of the condoms should be the regulation
10 inches long and 2 inches wide."

"10 inches long!? 2 inches wide!?" thought Clinton, but he said
only, "That should be no problem, Boris." Mr. Yeltsin thanked
the president, and they parted ways.

When Clinton got back to the Oval Office, he called the president
of the Trojan Condom Company. "I need a favor from you, Peter,"
said Clinton. "I need you to send about 5 million condoms to
Boris Yeltsin in the USSR. The condoms must be 10 inches long
and 2 inches wide. On each condom, I want you to write 'MADE IN
THE USA' on one side, and 'SIZE MEDIUM' on the other."

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