An anecdote told to me by a friend of mine some years ago. To me this is kind of the Serbian Zen.
The place is a village near Jagodina, the time is several decades ago. A few peasants are sitting in front of a shop drinking beer.
The local schoolteacher comes along and asks them: “Good afternoon. What are you doing here?”
The peasants find themselves embarrassed and wanting to outwit the teacher one of them replies: “We’re discussing who will win, Mao Zedong or Chiang Kai-shek?”
The teacher replies: “Oh! And why don’t you wash your faces first?”