A world wide survey was conducted recently by the United Nations.
The survey was conducted over the phone and consisted of a single question, which was:
“Would you please give your honest opinion about solutions to the food shortage in the rest of the world?”
The survey was unfortunately a huge failure because of the following reasons:
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.
And updated for 2020, in the USA they didn’t know what “honest” meant. That’s a very sad truth, joking aside.
Of course if you were to ask my wife, who has come across some rude Chinese tourists, she would say that they don’t know what please or thank you mean either.
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