When Stalin completed 25 years of his rule over the SovietUnion, he wanted a special postage stamp issued, with his picture on it. The stamps were duly released. Within a few days Stalin began hearing complaints that the stamp was not sticking properly, and became furious.
He called the chief of the Secret Service and ordered him to investigate the matter. The chief checked the matter out and then reported on the problem to Stalin.
The report stated: “There is nothing wrong with the quality of the stamp. The problem is, our citizens are spitting on the wrong side”.