Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Reever's survey yarn...

'Reevers', who is a loyal poster here, and always finds time to place a comment even when the desperation posts (i.e. - can't get organised/excercised) take up space, has sent this marvellous note, which must be seen!


Last month a world-wide telephone survey was 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:

In Eastern Europe they didn't know what "honest" meant.

In Western Europe they didn't know what "shortage" meant.

In Africa they didn't know what "food" meant.

In China they didn't know what "opinion" meant.

In the Middle East they didn't know what "solution" meant.

In South America they didn't know what "please" meant.

In the US they didn't know what "the rest of the world" meant.

And finally............ In Australia they hung up because they couldn't understand the Indian accent of the researcher.

Reevers also signed off with this, which produced a rather interesting Rioja based splatter effect all over the electronics...

'I shall now hastily exit left with with gaberdine and wellies (which if you spell check in Word asks whether you meant "willies").'

No need Reevers (RVI), great post - thanks!


Blue Eyes said...


rvi said...


Old Holborn said...

Love it

Scrobs... said...

You starting The Engineer's song Blues?

Scrobs... said...

No need Reevers - I loved it, and the Aussi humour calls out so well!

Thanks again!

Scrobs... said...

Thanks OH.

I still can't walk past 'The Chandos' without feeling a bit of pride - even if I was three hours late...!

Scrobs... said...

Sorry Blues - I meant 'Bridge' by Marillion...

And it's Fleets who likes them as well!

electro-kevin said...

Willies/wellies ?

I suppose Dunlop do a fine line in rubbers so there's a connection.