Mint rubbing (from Romanian "a freca menta") is a botanic art and an ecological science; also a life management technique practiced by millions of people since ancient times. Originally from Romania this fascinating custom has revolutionized the lives of millions all over the world, becoming far more popular than smoking with hands in your pockets, kicking pebbles, rubbing against a tree, chasing stray dogs or bloating frogs through reed pipes.

Mint rubbing has been going around in a variety of names, hence going inconspicuously through the ages, unrecognized as such. One of its best-known descriptions has been provided in the 15th century by Pulica Brezadau, the servant of Stefan cel Mare, who in the intervals between two turk-killings, took shameless satisfaction indulging in the life style. The servant identified this activity with the one of cutting leaves for the dogs or chasing flies out of public gardens (see the renowned park of Cismigiu), which have been important public offices during the 17th century.

Since then it has become the main public activity in the country of Romania, being practiced especially by politicians, drug addicts and drunk bastards, who have acquired significant expertise. In 1995, the Romanian Mint Rubbing Association (RMRA) was established, providing training and certification for whomever might be concerned, with universal acclaim. Since then, it has become compulsory for public officers to graduate from the RMRA School of Botanic Arts, before holding any office whatsoever. That's why, when asked about mint rubbing, hundreds of millions of people instantly think about the Romanian Mint Rubbing Association.

Found this somewhere on the internet after a colleague send-it to me: