Old USSR Joke

An old joke out of the USSR (where everything was socialized, remember?) goes like this:

A Russian guy wanted a car and he saved all his life for it.  Finally, when he was a senior citizen, he had enough money and he went to see the Automobile Commissar (“Car Czar”) to make the purchase.  The Car Czar stated that the order would be placed with one of the State’s car factories and that it would be available for pickup on this date, 5 years from now.  The old guy asked, “Morning or Afternoon?”  “It’s 5 years in the future,” said the Car Czar, “Does it matter?”  “Absolutely!” said the old guy, “I have a doctor’s appointment in the morning.”