Find out if you show signs that you’re a Soviet person:
Soviet people sincerely believe it is the country’s responsibility to take care of their well-being. The country has to provide them with a job, free education and accommodation.
“Even these stockings didn’t prevent a Soviet woman from finding her man”.
Soviet people don’t like to work and think they are always underpaid. One of the favorite sayings with Soviet people sounds as following “They pretend to be paying and we pretend to be working”.
Soviet people smoke and drink a lot. Someone who doesn’t looks suspicious in the eyes of the rest. Some may find it sabotaging.
Soviet people believe that everything they see around belongs to them and they can take it home. If a Soviet person returns home without taking something from the factory he/she works at, the day went to waste.
Soviet people don’t believe in God and know nothing about the commandments. Yet they started going to church in 1991. Just in case. Who knows what if He really exists? The USSR is their paradise and the only icon in their home is Stalin’s portrait.
Soviet people hate their neighbors and believe it is unfair if a neighbor is better off. Thus the dispossession and internal exiles have been invented.
Soviet people are not interested in politics and believe nothing depends on them. It is their bosses who decide everything. But they are always happy to go to the polling station early in the morning to vote for the only one candidate on the ballot. They believe it to be the only true democracy.
Labor unions are very important for Soviet people because they distribute sanatorium vouchers. As for the rest, labor unions may completely agree with the bosses because whatever they do is right.
Soviet people love getting everything for free. That’s why they participate in lotteries and other doubtful undertakings which promise to make them millionaires. Soviet people also believe in financial pyramids.
“Vegetables & Fruits”.
Soviet people differentiate law and life. They often break laws and think it to be totally fine. That’s why bribery and wrong parking are so common.
“Hot bread rings”.
Soviet people like standing close to each other in lines. They do it so no one could squeeze in between.
Soviet people are confident that they are always short weighted or overcharged in grocery stores. But they are too lazy to count the sum by themselves and too shy to ask to use the check weighing scales.
Soviet people don’t like salespeople because they think the money they make are not well-deserved. Yet they take the side of the seller when an argument breaks out.
Soviet people prefer not to defend their dignity in ticket offices, agencies, etc. They just don’t want to make it worse and they are right.
So, can you class yourself to be a Soviet person?