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Chukchi man and the taxi driver.

1970s…

Young inhabitant of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug plans to visit Moscow, the capital of the Soviet Union. It is very long trip, and he came to the wise man of his tribe for the advice.

“I need to tell you,” -- the wise man said, -- “that Russians think about us, that we are very naïve and that Russians always try to cheat with Chukchi people. Especially, you need to be very careful with taxi drivers in Moscow. They are very cunning and always try to cheat with Chukchi people. To avoid this, you need to know, that every taxi has an official counter. Always pay exactly according the official taxi counter! Do not forget my advice! This is very important!“

During the visit of Moscow, this young Chukchi man always remembered what wise man told him, and he was very careful with Russians. Once he took a taxi. When it came to the time to pay, taxi driver asked him: “five roubles, please!”

“Five roubles! You want me to pay five roubles! I know, that you think that Chukci people are very naiv and that you try to cheat with me now! No! We, Chukchies, are not naiv! All of the Chukchies are extremely clever people! Tell me now, how much is exactly according the taxi counter!”

Taxi driver was ashamed and disappointed: “Actually, to be honest with you..... According the taxi counter is 3.25....”

“Tree twenty five? Ok! That’s better! So... Now... I give you “One... twenty five”.... “Two.... twenty five ”, “Tree.... twenty five!”” – and he gave 75 roubles to taxi driver!

“And remember, man, remember this for the rest of your life! – Chukchi are extremely clever people! Never try to cheat with Chukchi!”

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saturnfall
May. 23rd, 2013 07:41 pm (UTC)
Ha!
Congratulations! In the 10 years I've been in this group, you've just posted the first Russian joke that was funny in English!
zhivoi
May. 23rd, 2013 07:51 pm (UTC)
Yeeeee! I did it! I did it!

Thank you, man!
bonzifan
May. 25th, 2013 01:55 am (UTC)
Indeed :D
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