Friday, February 25, 2011

The possible reasons why there is so much trouble in the world today.

Could it be that the English language is not fully understood or is it the Y generation factor? I let you to decide? :-) - Werner
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Following are the results of a WORLD SURVEY BY PHONE, conducted by the UN.

The only question asked was: "Would you please give your honest opinion about solutions to the food shortage in the rest of the world?"

The survey was a huge failure because of the following:

1. In Eastern Europe they didn't know what "honest" meant.
2. In Western Europe they didn't know what "shortage" meant.
3. In Africa they didn't know what "food" meant.
4. In China they didn't know what "opinion" meant.
5. In the Middle East they didn't know what "solution" meant.
6. In South America they didn't know what "please" meant.
7. In the USA they didn't know what "the rest of the world" meant.
8. In Australia they hung up as soon as they heard the Indian accent.
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The Y generation explained.

People born before 1946 were called The Silent generation.

People born between 1946 and 1959 are called The Baby Boomers.

People born between 1960 and 1979 are called Generation X.

And people born between 1980 and 2010 are called Generation Y.
Why do we call the last group Generation Y.

I always thought it was because they say....

Y should I get a job?

Y should I leave home and find my own place?

Y should I get a car when I can borrow yours?

Y should I clean my room?

Y should I wash and iron my own clothes?

Y should I buy any food?

The cartoonist explained it very eloquently on the right.

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My thought for today. Werner
Don't tell your problems to people: eighty percent don't care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them. - Lou Holtz

1 comment:

Tony said...

I found that “survey” very interesting and thanks for the chuckle. Of course, Australians remember the Indian telemarketers too well and I’m not surprised that they hang up when hearing an Indian accent on the phone.

Thank you for enlighten me about the Y generation, however, I was also born in that time span, so I practically belong to the Y generation, but the criterion given doesn’t apply to me. I have a job, live in my own flat, have my own car, clean my room, wash and iron my clothes and buy my own food. And, furthermore, I wear my pants high enough to cover the Y.