The transition transpires
Updated: Feb 23, 2019
Winston: Now that Christmas is over, we can go back to discussing politics.
Brian: That's right, by golly. So, are you ready for the transition to our next president?
W: Yes, Brian. My memory banks contain a complete Russian grammar and dictionary.
B: Why would you need that?
W: Isn't the new president reputed to be a Russian lackey? Didn't Putin elect him?
B: That's nonsense! You've been watching the left wing media too much.
W: Perhaps, but aren't those Russian language CD's you're carrying?
B: Nyet ... I mean no! Actually, they're Spanish. I'm considering a trip to South America.
W: I didn't know they spoke Russian there. Isn't it too warm for such a northern language?
B: It's not that ... oh, never mind. Well, I must be going.
W: Good-bye, or should I say Adios, or maybe - Do svidaniya!
B: 'Good-bye' will do just fine, Winston.