Eyes Above The Waves

Robert O'Callahan. Christian. Repatriate Kiwi. Hacker.

Thursday 16 February 2006

Irrational Glumness

I just spotted a piece of classic gloom-based newspaper copy, so blatant that I just have to share it.

Contrast the headline:
Driving, costs shock migrants

... with the body:

Immigrants don't like our driving habits and cannot believe the cost of living.

But nearly all new migrants would tell others to join them in New Zealand, saying the country's natural beauty, relaxed pace of life and friendly people made their Kiwi experience special.