While in the local elections politicians of varied magnitude argued about the past and who was to be held responsible, the rank-and-file Bulgarians took to their usual weapon, political jokes. Here is a selection of what's making the rounds these days.
"Hey, beauty, let's go home and have sex."
" I can't do it just like that. We do not even have common acquaintances."
"Well, do you know Boyko Borisov?"
"Yes, I do."
"So, let's go!"
They say there is no unemployment in Bulgaria. That's not true. Look at how many people are looking for jobs as mayors.
When you see many people dressed in suits go to church and light candles or plant trees, local elections are in the offing.
Two politicians talk to each other.
"Hey, pal, how did you get rich?"
"That was easy. Do you see that hospital over there?"
"Yes, and so what?"
"While it was being built, half of the cash went into my pocket. What about yourself? How did you manage to make ends meet?"
"Do you see that bridge over the river?"
"That one, the big modern one."
"Wait a minute... I can't see any bridge over the river."
"Well, you will never ever see one, bro."
Two politicians of different political parties were biding their time, getting bored. One proposed to the other.
"Let's each of us draw a self-portrait."
The other one agreed: "OK, but on a condition."
"It will only be a self-portrait from the waist up."
They agreed, so before too long each had a self-portrait of himself. One said: "Don't pay too much attention, but my hands are of a different size. With the big one I feed myself. With the small one I give to the people."
The other one replied: "Here is my self-portrait, but don't pay too much attention. I painted myself as a woman with two breasts. And both are of a different size."
"Well, with the big breast I feed my family. With the small one I give to the party."
"And with what do you give to the people?"
"OK, we agreed to picture ourselves from the waits up, right?!"