YOU FIX YOUR TEETH YOU WILL GET MARRIED WELL
one of the second class compartments of a through train
travelling through Bosnia, three travellers rode: Ana
Karenina, wife of a senior Russian civil servant, writer
Ernest Hemingway and Svejk. It was quite obvious that
Svejk fell in love at first sight with the lady across.
Sweeping discomfort just made his tongue looser.
I will, milady, by all means, inform Mr. Oberlieutnant
Lucas about yourself and persuade him to personally
invite you to Ceske Budjeovice where he possesses a
small estate and a wagon sized pigsty, and where clover
grows especially well. He will certainly rejoice in
the fact that you ride in a second class compartment
without any complex whatsoever, although he often tells
that even cattle wouldn't survive the endless clattering
of second class because it would sooner or later die
of sea-sickness. I will tell you frankly, Miss, my master
will turn topsy-turvy out of joy when I tell him that
you are Russian; I would hang myself if he ever saw
a pure-blooded Russian woman in his whole life - otherwise
he has no positive opinion of these, and it is exactly
because he has no idea of how women from the east look.
At any rate I will also mention this gentleman who speaks
very little, he almost can't be heard at all, although
he is a 2 meters high colossus and keeps puffing and
snorting - he could have whiffed us away from the compartment
through and through. I recall a story of a certain man
that snored in his sleep, and almost succeeded to scatter
his house by blowing. This man blew away all of his
family, and had to search for them all around the world:
he only managed to find his Grandma, on Alaska...
I am going to throw myself under the train - said Ana
Karenina all of a sudden, who had been listening to
Svejk's tales and stories all the way from Bratislava.
Good idea - said Hemingway with enthusiasm. Then he
took a carbine and shot himself dead.
YOU FIX YOUR TEETH, YOU WILL GET MARRIED WELL
is indisposed for a month already. Inadmissible. Such
a cadre and yet disengaged for such a long time. I told
Zvonko three days ago, that he has to do something about
it, being the Committee secretary and all. If he doesn't
come on the coordination meeting, I will put the question
myself. In the midst of the cadre's crisis, during the
rotation of positions, they succeed to leave out Bole.
These days, there are no more diligent cadres like him.
Bole never jumped the gun with his judgements. Always
measured, realising all the contradictions of our dynamic
social development. I don't understand. Maybe sometimes
he didn't deport in a principled manner, but however,
it only happened when he drunk a little. Bole has a
private restaurant and one has lots of work around a
private restaurant. It is hard to coordinate social
obligations with the running of the restaurant. I know
it from my very own experience. It is not fair of Uncle,
Vaky and Zvonko to arrange cadres' politics in Bole's
restaurant, and to leave him toleave him afterwards
without any function to exercise. Anyhow, people increasingly
lose trust in our political guidance. When the inner
enemy strengthens his activity inside the people, we
have to slow down a bit. Bole has always been unmatched
in that field. That is why Bole should be urgently positioned
in some responsible function, even if it is the chair
of the Union President. After all, he has established
himself, during the 60s differentiation period. I have
to clear up this point once again with comrades in the
Committee. It is not the same as in the case of Zeljana.
Last year Zeljana has (according to my opinion) stepped
forward on the Coordination meeting and asked the Committee
to find her a husband. Oh, come on, please! Such a request!
So far from socialism, from the principled questions
dealing with the acute problems in accordance with our
program. While we solve the problems in the ironworks
and prepare the materials for the anniversary of the
forming of the workgroup for problem solutions, she
steps forward from such a Philistine position. She looks
for the husband, what's more, she asks the Committee
to accomplish that task, and worst of all - she is as
ugly as a Nazi. - Come on, fix your teeth - I told her
on that occasion, being as principled as ever.