‘My Last Fiver – International Response to the Recession’ / ‘I Miei Ultimi Cinque Euro – Reazioni Internazionali alla Recessione’

4 02 2009

Hello people!

Welcome to the ‘My Last Fiver – International Response to the Recession’ project.

The aim of this blog is to gather as many points of view as possible on the recession, and this project particularly focuses on the international response to it.

What interests us is to know how each country is reacting to it. We would like you to be part of a big, international community exchanging thoughts and opinions about money nowadays. How is the current economical crisis affecting your life?

All you have to do is write a sentence telling us what you would do if you only had £ 5 left in your pockets and add your age, profession and country.

We thank you in advance for your help and collaboration, and we look forward to hearing from you!

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Salve a tutti!

Benvenuti al progetto ‘I Miei Ultimi Cinque Euro – Reazioni Internazionali alla Recessione’.

Lo scopo di questo blog è di raccogliere più punti di vista possibili sulla recessione, e questo progetto si concentra in particolar modo sulla reazione internazionale.

Quello che ci interessa sapere è come ogni paese sta vivendo la crisi. Vorremmo rendervi parte di una grande comunità internazionale in cui scambiare pensieri e opinioni sull’economia oggi. Che impatto sta avendo la crisi economica sulla vostra vita?

Tutto quello che dovete fare è scrivere una frase su cosa fareste se vi fossero rimasti solo 5 euro nelle tasche e aggiungere la vostra età, professione e paese d’origine.

Vi ringraziamo in anticipo per la collaborazione e speriamo di sentire presto quello che avete da dire!

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5 responses

24 02 2009
Federica

These are some of the responses some people e-mailed to me:

‘with my last fiver I would take it to the bookies and put it on a horse which is unlikely to win…’

Anonymous, England

‘li brucerei con un accendino e li guarderei diventare cenere: la fine che fanno gli esseri umani- soprattutto quelli senza soldi per sopravvivere…’

(I would set them on fire with a lighter and I would look at them turning into ashes: human beings’ end – especially those who don’t have money to survive…’)

Roberta Muto, 25, Graduate, Cosenza, Italy

‘I think I’d buy a harmonica, and teach myself to play it with the intention of busking. That way, maybe, I’d be able to earn more!’

Anita Casu, 22, Employed graduate, London

‘Io li darei ad Emergency. Per me non servirebbero a nulla, loro potrebbero utilizzarli per comprare una protesi e rendere migliore la vita di qualcuno. Se non ne avessi altri, almeno potrei dire di aver speso i miei ultimi soldi per far qualcosa di buono. E poi morirei serena.’

(‘I would give them to Emergency. I wouldn’t need them, they could use it to buy a prosthesis and make someone’s life better. If I didn’t have any left, at least I could say I spent my last money to do something good. And I would die serene’.)

Emma, 17, Student, Cosenza, Italy

‘Comincerei a comperare i grimaldelli x il furto con scasso’

(I would start buying the picklocks to burgle’.)

Anonymous

‘With my last fiver I would invest.’

Rob, 22, Graduate, London

‘My sister and I collaborated and decided that With our last fiver we would buy a magic cow. ‘

Lucy, 23, Postgraduate, London

‘I would spend my last £5 with some food , and probably after that I’ll still alive for a while and try to make more £5 to buy more food’.

Glauco, 27, Musician, Brazil

‘Li regalerei a una zingara, è ovvio.’

(‘I would obviously give them to a gypsy woman.’)

Giovanni, 22, Undergraduate, Pisa, Italy

‘Mi comprerei un drink in un bar super figo e bevendo cercherei qualcuno che abbia piu di 5 quid in tasca…’

(‘I would buy myself a drink in a super cool bar and, while drinking, I’d look for someone who has more than 5 quid in his pocket…’)

Annarita, 27, Unemployed graduate, Cosena, Italy

‘With my last fiver I would go into a betting shop, chat up some craggy old boy that looks like he knows about horse racing, hope he gives me a good tip, put the £5 on that horse and pray…if it lost, I’d hope the chatting up had been effective enough that he may buy me lunch – out of sympathy and guilt if nothing else?’

Nicola, 42, Undergraduate, London

‘With my last fiver, I’ll buy a sheet of paper and a pen and write down all I always wanted to say and I’ve never dared to. To people around me. Write sincerely, without any restriction. Moving things, bad things, terrible things, nice and sweet things. That will be my last fiver option as I feel overwhelmed by all those thoughts that never come into words!’

Marie, 25, Employed graduate, Paris

‘Intanto me li farei cambiare al primo negozio in tante monetine da 1 centesimo. Poi mi avvierei verso la fontana di Trevi..per buttarene 1 ogni giorno, e desiderare un domani migliore..!! Prima o poi dovra’ funzionare sta cazza di fontana!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’

(‘First thing I’d go to a shop and have my five ueros changed in many 1 cent coins. Then I would go to the Trevi fountain to throw 1 cent each day, and hope for a better tomorrow…!! Sooner or later this damn fountain will have to work!’

Francesca, 24, Unemployed graduate, Leuven, Belgium

3 03 2009
Rosanna, teacher

I’d pay for a Cornish scone with plenty of clotted cream and a cup of earl grey tea, I’d taste it all until the very end. I’d close my eyes. And enjoy.

3 03 2009
Donatella, teacher

Un chilo di pane, un etto di prosciutto, un giornale di sinistra. E andrei al parco a leggere, se c’è il sole, o altrimenti in una biblioteca pubblica. Il problema è trovare il giornale di sinistra…

5 03 2009
Eugenio, 19, student, Rome

I would do the height to a water car and I would travel up where this can, with She…

26 03 2009
emma

dopo aver scritto un messaggio su di essi li darei alla prima persona che mi viene in mente e chiederei a lei di fare la stessa cosa in modo da fare viaggiare qsti soldi senza spenderli mai

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