Forlorn.of.thee (fa'lo:n ŭv thē), p, my only strength and stay,forlorn of thee, whither shall I betake me, where subsist?
Paradise Lost by John Milton

Friday, January 16, 2009

Whatcha Think About These?

"Want longer lasting SEX?" on 12 metre billboards

"There’s probably no God – now stop worrying and enjoy your life" on 800 buses across the UK

"ISLAM: The Way of Life of Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad."
on 290 buses in Broward County FL

A quarter of Australians say it is perfectly acceptable to swear while
doing business, while almost all of the English and Americans
surveyed found it deeply offensive. Read more here.


And finally... some advice please.
Got (...googled) the email address of an ex I haven't
been in touch with for 20+ years.

Should I write?


Loving Annie said...

The first one was, uhmmmm, odd.
The second one may be true.
The third one was creepy.
I swear :)

Young Werther said...

Annie, you were much too quick.. have added another :)

Advice appreciated....

Trixie said...

What was the God one advertising? I've never seen a bus with that advert on!

On the email front...why did she end up an ex? Sometimes it's ok to get back in touch...but depends on how it was left?

Lavender said...

The sex one - theres so many of them about lately, that Ive begun to wonder if people think about anything else ever? Are people really that pathetic? On the other hand, Im even angrier about it, cause you know they are just ripping people off - where does it end?
Good on the Atheists for this attempt - Im completely sick of the religious trying to convert me - maybe they should get a taste of thier own medicine LOL
That Islam should resort to the same tactics is interesting - but since they are people too - not really a surprise!
I will leave it there, or you will have my blood pressure up - Cheers Mate!

Sophia said...

it's fate that made you find the way to contact her again, why not check out how is she living now? no harm! :D

Syrie said...

I live and work in Vancouver, Canada where everyone is extremely politically correct so the worst you here is 'holy crow'. I think Vancouverites could do with a little lightening up while Australians could do with a little more pc. I use to work with a stockbroker in Sydney and he was famous for his foul mouth. I do miss it!

And yes, do contact the ex!

Young Werther said...

G'day Trix. Never seen "that bus"... the media has made such a big hullabaloo down under like it's as common as a squashed hedgehog....

Hiya Lav... better try to keep that blood pressure down.. no more super salty KFC for you!

Sophia, really don't know, maybe the saying let sleeping dogs lie may be sound advice... maybe not. I'll flip the coin.

Syrie, from stockbroking to chef :) So, when can I drop by your SMH 3 hatted restaurant (thinking if Kylie Kwong can do it, so can you!)

Lavender said...

A little something for you over here, you dont have to do anything with it - tis but just a small way to say Thank You fo ryour support, Cheers!

Carm said...

Love your ads.. The God one and Islam one was a bit unsettling though! As for the ex... well if she is on your mind after 20+ years why not get in touch..? Although sometimes memories are better left in the mind. If you revisit you may be disappointed. But then again who knows what could happen!
PS Thanks for the welcome back! I havnt been in blog land much lately! Been busy working in Aus again and catching up with life here :)

nthmost said...

When I was traveling in Australia I was really taken aback by the casual business attitude I encountered. (I went to Sydney, Gold Coast, and Brisbane a few months ago.) Airline employees at Qantas (for example) could be seen painting their nails and gossiping on the job, and their manager didn't seem the least bit concerned.

I found it refreshing. The US (and probably UK) business culture is one of sitting up straight and looking busy, aka "presenteeism". It's pointless and makes people self-consciously paranoid. What good is that for productivity?

Just my 2 yen. :)