A man walks into a greengrocer and asks for a kilo of tomatoes.
The greengrocer tells him, “That’s £50, please, mate”.
The man is shocked.
‘£50? Last week these tomatoes only cost me £2!’
‘Well, today it is £50.’
‘But why £50? You’re having a laugh!’
The greengrocer says,
‘I’ll explain it:
– £2 for the tomatoes,
– £10 to pay for Brexit,
– £20 to pay for the Kami-Kwasi budget,
– £10 to pay the Tory donors for their PPE that never worked,
And finally, £8 to pay for Boris Johnson’s legal fees for the Covid inquiry.’
The man silently but angrily takes out a fifty pound note and gives it to the greengrocer.
The greengrocer takes the fifty pound note, enters it in the cash register and gives him £2 back.
The man says, in disbelief : ‘Wait, you said £50, right ? I gave you £50, why are you giving me back £2 ?’
“…..There are no tomatoes.”
Adapted from an old Soviet era Russian joke.