What A Country


Comedian Yakov Smirnoff writes: “Coming from the Soviet Union, I was not prepared for the incredible variety of products available in American grocery stores. While on my first shopping trip, I saw powdered milk — you just add water, and you get milk. Then I saw powdered orange juice — you just add water, and you get orange juice. And then I saw baby powder — I thought to myself, What a country!

-America on Six Rubles a Day (Vintage)

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