The largest condom factory in the United States burned down. President Obama was awoken at 4 am by the telephone. "Sorry to bother you at this hour, Sir, but there is an emergency! I've just received word that the Durex factory in Washington has burned to the ground. It is estimated that the entire USA supply of condoms will be used up by the end of the week."
President Obama replied, "Oh damn! The economy will never be able to cope with all those unwanted babies. We'll be ruined. We'll have to ship some in from Mexico."
The guy on the telephone says, "Bad idea Sir... The Mexicans will have a field day with this one. We'll be a laughing stock. What about the UK?"
Obama says, "Okay, I'll call Cameron and tell him we need five million condoms, 10 inches long and 3 inches thick. That way, they'll continue to respect us as Americans."
Three days later, a delighted President Obama ran out to open the first of the 10,000 boxes that had just arrived. He found it full of condoms, 10 inches long and 3 inches thick, exactly as requested... All coloured with Union Jacks with small writing on each one which said:
"MADE IN ENGLAND - SIZE: SMALL"