Meanwhile, in our universe …

Screen shot 2014-09-16 at 7.07.36 PMWe Americans have such tunnel vision when it comes to measuring things only by our standards.

Case in point. When it was announced that uninjured passengers involved in the Italian cruise ship disaster would be getting a payment of $14,460 plus ticket refunds, several TV news talking heads said dismissively that they couldn’t understand how such an “odd” number had been determined.

Well, that’s because they were using U.S. dollars, whereas the cruise line had announced an 11,000 Euro payment, a nice round figure.

See, we’re really not the center of the universe.


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About Bill Dowd

Webmaster/social media coordinator for the Southern Rensselaer County NY Rotary Club.

Posted on January 27, 2012, in Media. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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