An American tourist in Moscow
found himself needing to get rid of a large supply of garbage from his recent
stay at an apartment. After a long search, he just couldn't find any place to
discard of it. So, he just went down one of the side streets to dump it there.|
Yet, he was stopped by a Moscow police officer, who said, "Hey you, what are you
"I have to throw this away," replied the tourist.
"You can't throw it away here. Look, follow me," the policeman offered.
The police officer led him to a beautiful garden with lots of grass, pretty
flowers, and manicured hedges. "Here," said the cop, "dump all the garbage you
The American shrugs, opens up the large bags of garbage, and dumps them right on
"Thanks for giving me a place to dump this stuff. This is very nice of you. Is
this Russian courtesy?" asked the tourist.
"No. This is the American Embassy."