Look now,’ Vesna’s mother continued, ‘what do you know, a civil war might break out any minute: Serbs would fight with Croats, Czechs would fight with Slovaks, Hungarians would fight with Jews. how can you be sure of anything?’

‘But, Mother, if this happens, then it will such big trouble that nobody would think about a shortage of pantyhose,’ protested Vesna.

‘You’d be surprised, my dear, to know that people have to live and survive during wars, too. Besides, how do you think we survived communism?

The economy of your country shall never determine the size of your three square meals if you know you can rise against and above all limitations! The climatic emergencies in the weather shall never determine your survival rates if you know you are above their standards!

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