Saturday, 20 December 2008

No sniggering please

I found this great quiz on That British Woman's blog. Gill always has great ideas and interesting stuff to look at.

Anyway- it's a quiz asking how well you would survive another great depression. Click the link and try your luck.

I got 63% and the following comments:

"Even though you may not be expecting the worst, you're the type of person who prepares for the worst.You live a relatively modest life. You don't overspend, and you aren't very materialistic.You are also quite self sufficient and independent. You have many useful skills.You can take care of yourself and those you love... which is crucial to surviving another Great Depression. "

Before there is great mirth from all who know me well... the stuff in red is NOT CORRECT !!

I do have skills, but few ( any?) practical ones. I love bling and beautiful things, I am not a bit austere and love to spend. I crave luxury, being warm and comfortable, and being pampered. I am less indulgent than I was.... but not to the naked eye!!
I have lots of lovely practical, creative friends who can make things, build things, grow things and cook things. If there is another Great Depression I will move in with them, promising them that when it is all over, I will lend them my Louis Vuitton handbag anytime.
Mind you- I must have done something right to get a relatively high score of 63% and some nice ( but inaccurate comments).

How did you do?


Clippy Mat said...

ok i will give it a shot and get back to you.
i'm sure the result will tell me that i'm frugal, careful and very wise.
or not!

Clippy Mat said...

oh dear.
i'm a lost cause. i am only 35% likely to survive in another depression.
and comment moderation says,
which is almost
heed me!

Renie Burghardt said...

Hahaha! Sorry, can't help it, Jo. That is so funny. In many ways, I am like you. Shhh, don't tell anyone. LOL. Going to go try that test myself.


Renie (still laughing!)

Sage said...

Hey I got 71% I could rough it as long as I have access to hot water and light... watch out Bambi I will have you :0)

Busy Bee Suz said...

I got the same exact number and answer as you. This is good I think. right?

Lakeland Jo said...

Suz- yes- I think we did pretty well

Expat mum said...

You don't over-spend??!! I seem to remember a rather extravagent purchase in Chicago some years back. A teeny tiny purse I think. (Just kidding.)

Suburbia said...

Hi Jill, thanks for commenting. You can find snow here:
go to google
put in
snow effect blogger
you will get 2 or 3 responses. I think I did the 2nd.
it said something like one step or one touch.......
It is totally silly but fun!

Gill - That British Woman said...

glad you all tried this quiz.........


Baby Favorite said...

I'm surprised I did this well, LOL!

You Are 36% Likely to Survive Another Great Depression

Your habits are pretty on par with the average person.
Unfortunately, this means your chances aren't good in another Great Depression.

Start saving your money now. Living in debt isn't doing you any favors.
Also figure out how to live a little more cheaply. Every little bit you can trim will help.

Janet said...

I am 75% like to survive a great depression, so if things get tough I guess you'll have to move in with me. :-)