Recently, President Clinton and Boris Yeltsin had a conference on the spread of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases in their countries. Yeltsin asked Clinton how he and his administration are attempting to stop the spread of AIDS.

"We promote abstinence in the United States," Clinton told him.

"That would never work in the USSR," Yeltsin replied. "People are going to have sex, and the government can't do or say anything to stop that. I want to promote the use of condoms in my country. The problem is, we don't have any good condom companies in Russia."

"Well, in the US we have many condom companies, and one of the best is Trojan," Clinton told him. "Let me give the president of the company a call. I'll ask him to send some condoms to you, so you can distribute them in your country. How many do you want?"

"We'd probably need about 5 million or so to start," Yeltsin replied.

"Okay. That should be no problem." Clinton thought for a second, then asked, "You will probably want a variety of sizes, right?"

"No," said Yeltsin. "All of the condoms should be the regulation 10 inches long and 2 inches wide."

"10 inches long!? 2 inches wide!?" thought Clinton, but he said only, "That should be no problem, Boris." Mr. Yeltsin thanked the president, and they parted ways.

When Clinton got back to the Oval Office, he called the president of the Trojan Condom Company. "I need a favor from you, Peter," said Clinton. "I need you to send about 5 million condoms to Boris Yeltsin in the USSR. The condoms must be 10 inches long and 2 inches wide. On each condom, I want you to write 'MADE IN THE USA' on one side, and 'SIZE MEDIUM' on the other."

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