One of the Russian Ambassadors comes to President Putin and tells him he’d like to resign. “Why?” Putin asks him.
“Ah, Mr. President, I can’t take these time differences! I fly to another city, call home and everyone is asleep, I last woke you up at 4 in the morning, but I thought it was only evening, I call Angela Merkel to congratulate her on her birthday and she tells me she had it yesterday, I wish the Chinese President a happy New Year, and he says it will be tomorrow.”
“Well, these are just minor inconveniences,” says Putin. “Do you remember when that Polish plane crashed, killing their president? I called them to express my condolences, but the plane hadn’t yet taken off!”