Some Americans I’ve told this joke to don’t get it. Ukrainians always get it.
Two men die and go to hell. The Devil asks whether they want to go to American hell or Soviet hell. In American hell you can do whatever you want, but you have to eat a bucket of shit every day, and in Soviet hell you can also do whatever you want, but you have to eat two buckets of shit every day. One man chooses each hell and they meet after a year.
“How is American hell?” The guy in Soviet hell asks.
“It’s not as bad as I expected,” he replies, “but eating a bucket of shit every day is driving me crazy. I don’t think I can take it much longer.” Then he asks: “How is Soviet hell?”
“Well,” The guy is Soviet hell replies, “there’s either a shortage of shit or somebody keeps stealing the buckets.”