2/03/2009

First Name Basis...

I think one way to reduce a lot of the conflict and strife between countries of the world is to assign them all first names. When you're on a first name basis with someone there is a certain rapport - a geniality - that is established that makes it easier to get along. For instance, it's easy to get pissed at a country named Iran, but you want to try and work things out with a country named Dave Iran.

Look at countries like Chad and Jordan (whose last names are Smith and O'Shaughnessy respectively). They have been on a first name basis with all of us for years and have lived in relative peace. They provide an example of what can happen when we dispense with all the formality.

You might ask, "But what about Georgia? There's been plenty of violence there." That's true, but that has more to do with the fact that Georgia is a total bitch.

6 comments:

SkylersDad said...

All the worlds countries need to form a circle and toss a ball of string to each other while introducing themselves.

Can you tell I have attended way to many "team building" seminars?

Cora said...

Ahh, Sky Dad beat me to it!! I was going to say they should stand in a circle and throw tennis balls to eat other while chanting stupid crap about teamwork. That's what we had to do when I worked in a portrait studio. Yes, we threw tennis balls in a portrait studio to build teamwork. And break expensive equipment. Don't forget that part.

Cora said...

Okay, memo to self: don't blog when you're hungry. I meant "each other" not "eat other" there. When's lunch?

Gwen said...

You, my friend, should be an ambassador.

~E said...

I agree...Georgia IS a bitch!

Greta said...

Oh. You did NOT just call Georgia a bitch.