In the past, I’ve written about how as much as possible I’ll buy Irish. I came across this post from John McGerr who posted a paraphrase of a post that he found on an American blog, Electronically Brighter.
Joe Smith started the day early having set his alarm clock (made in Japan) for 6am. While his (made in China) coffee pot was perking, he shaved using his (made in Hong Kong) electric razor. He decided to wear a dress shirt (made in Sri Lanka), designer jeans (made in Singapore) and tennis shoes (made in Korea).
Upon cooking his breakfast in his new electric skillet (made in India), he sat down with his calculator (made in Mexico) to see how much he could spend that day. He set his watch (made in Taiwan) to the radio (made in India), he got in his car (made in Germany), filled it with petrol (imported from Saudi Arabia) then continued his search for a good paying job.
At the end of yet another discouraging and fruitless day, Joe checked his computer (made in Malaysia ). De-stressing, Joe decided to relax for a while. He put on his sandals (made in Brazil) poured himself a glass of wine (made in France) and turned on his TV (made in Indonesia).
Thinking about the busy day he had, Joe began to wonder why he is having such a difficult time finding a good paying job in – IRELAND.
I guess there are some who’d say that the reason he can’t find a good paying job is because he goes job hunting in jeans and tennis shoes :-).