The former polish president, Aleksander Kwasniewski, who served for 10 years, said the best way to describe Poland today was with a short story:
“A group of children say to a rabbi, ‘Please tell us in a few words what the situation is,’ ” and the rabbi answers, ‘Good.’
“The children say, ‘Perhaps you can use a few more words, and the rabbi responds, ‘Not good.’ ”
The former president laughed, but then said that the story was not funny.
(Aus einem Artikel der NYTimes)