It’s well know around here that
Today it’s a simple joke, told while Vadim was telling stories about how he took a side job as a trucker when he was an engineer in the USSR, (and plowed into a house while selling off 10% of the wood to the black market). However, I cracked up. My humanities peeps will appreciate it, I think.
A man takes his young son to the construction site where he works and tells the foreman: "I need a job for my boy, please help me out. He’s a good worker, he only needs something simple."
The foreman says: "Of course! We can get him working on this site right away, carrying and measuring and hammering, what have you. 100 rubles a month!"
The man says: "Oh no, that’s too much! You’re too generous! We only need a job that pays 30 rubles a month!"
The foreman frowns sadly. "I’m sorry my friend. For that kind of job you need a PhD."