stalin throws a tantrum and announces: "you know what? i'll go up front, shoot the damned traitor and you'll see: the next one will do better!"
"calm down, josip," says khrushjev, "no need to shoot anybody! the guy is probably terribly sorry and doing his best. trust me. i'll go up front, talk to the guy. you'll see, he'll calm down, recognize what went wrong and we'll be driving on in no time!"
"why so agitated?" asks brezhnev, "you know what? nobody needs to get up. we just close the curtains and _pretend_ we're driving!"
brezhnev i'm not.