Helen Clarke, Prime Minister of New Zealand, is rudely awoken at 4 am by the telephone.
'Helen, it's the Health Minister here. Sorry to bother you at this hour but there is an emergency! I've just received word that the Durex factory in Auckland has burned to the ground. It is estimated the entire New Zealand supply of condoms will be gone by the end of the week.!!!'
PM: 'Damn – the economy will never be able to cope with all those unwanted babies – we'll be ruined!'
Health Minister: 'We're going to have to ship some in from… Britain ?…'
PM: 'No chance!! The Poms will have a field day on this one!'
Health Minister: 'What about South Africa?'
PM: 'I'll call Thabo – tell him we need one million condoms; ten inches long and eight inches thick! That way they'll continue to respect the All Blacks!!'
Three days later a delighted Helen rushes out to open the boxes. She finds one million condoms; 10 inches long; 8 inches thick, all coloured green and gold. With small writing on each one………
'MADE IN SOUTH AFRICA – SIZE: MEDIUM'