The American Dream
Joe Smith started the day early, having set his alarm clock (made in
Japan), for 600 A.M. While his coffee pot (made in Japan), is perking,
he puts his blow dryer (made in Taiwan) to work and shaves with his
electric razor (made in Hong Kong). He puts on a dress shirt (made in
Taiwan), his designer jeans (made in Singapore), and a pair of tennis
shoes (made in Korea).
After cooking up some breakfast in his new electric skillet (made in
Philippines), he sits down to figure out on his calculator (made in
Mexico), how much he can spend today. After setting his watch (made in
Switzerland), to the radio (made in Hong Kong), he goes out, gets in his
car (made in Germany), goes looking as he has been for months, for a
good paying American job.
After the end of another discouraging and fruitless day, Joe decides to
relax for a while. He puts on a pair of sandals (made in Brazil), pours
himself a glass of wine (made in France), and turns on his TV (made in
Japan), and ponders again why he can't find a good paying American job.