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Comment: Obey, Citizens! (Score 1) 1255 1255

Remember Soviet citizens, you must stand in line for this scrap of mouldy bread which our Gracious Leader has got for you! Anyone who is caught using the "black market" in food is an Enemy of the People, and will undergo "correction". Buying food through private channels undermines our wonderful Soviet institution of agriculture. All faults (not that there are faults) are due to insufficient resources in the Department of Bounty.

Work expands to fill the time available. -- Cyril Northcote Parkinson, "The Economist", 1955

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