Three international convicts are on a bus taking them to prison. They have each been allowed to take one item with them to help occupy their time while incarcerated.

"So," the Israeli asks the Frenchman what did you bring?"

The French convict pulls out a box of paints and says that he intends to paint anything he can. He wants, he says, to become the "Claude Monet of prison."

Then he asks the Israeli, "What did you bring?"

The Israeli pulls out a deck of cards. "I brought cards," he says. "With these I can play poker, solitaire and gin, and any number of games."

The third convict is sitting quietly aside, grinning to himself. The others notice. "Why are you so smug?" one asks. "What did you bring?"

Smiling, the Polish convict pulls out a box of tampons. "I brought these," he says.

The other two are puzzled. "What good are those?" they want to know.

The Polack grins. "Well," he says, pointing to the box, "according to this, I can go horseback riding, swimming, roller-skating..."