Thursday, April 29, 2010

Maybe It's Maybelline

But I think it's the case of ''MayBeIgnorant''.

I got Maybelline promo email about a new mascara product with the chance to win it and I said to myself: why not, let's give it a shot. As I was entering my info, I realized there's no Slovenia in the 'country' drop down menu. Errrm... Did they think that Slovenia and Slovakia are the same sh*t? Well, they wouldn't be the first to think that. But when I was browsing through the menu trying to find something that's ''close enough'' I found Yugoslavia on the list. What?! I knew that Yugoslavia didn't exist before I knew that Santa Claus doesn't exist.


OK, if we're completely accurate: Slovenia hasn't been a part of Yugoslavia since 1991, but Yugoslavia ceased to be in 2003. But another question comes to my mind: why is there Bosnia and Herzegovina on the list then?

I don't know if this is the result of bad education system or just a bad sense of humor, but I know one thing: Stay in school, kids!

Thanks for looking!

33 comments:

  1. oh wow, this just made me feel really stupid. I didn't know that Slovenia was part of Yugoslavia once upon a time. Looks like I better get to the library...

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  2. You're from the US and I found this on their UK site. And they sell their products in Slovenia AND advertise here, so they should know.

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  3. at least they don't consider you a part of Eastern Europe ( a.k.a. craphole where noone wants to ship stuff) anymore, at least I think they don't :)

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  4. Well, I've studied politics in Spain and I had an Erasmus scholarship to study for one year in an english university. Most of my classmates in both conutries didn't know about Yugoslavia, or which coutries used to be part of it. And I've also have an american friend who thought that Spain was in South America!!! some people should take some geography lessons...

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  5. A bad education system. Especially with history and geography. Nobody here thinks history is important. You saw where our wonderfully intelligent former president sent troops into the Middle East? (Especially Afganistan?) I think no one is supposed to have conquered Afganistan in the last 800 - 900 years? I'll shut up now.

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  6. It's a bad education system..or Maybe They're born With it :))

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  7. There's no sign of Croatia either. BTW: I'm interested in seing the Bodies Revealed in Zagreb. Do you know, is it any good?

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  8. Well, they *do* talk spanish in South America, don't they?! Oh, wait, that's portugese. LOL =D

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  9. History is important! We have to know it so it wouldn't repeat itself. Yeah, I know about your highly intelligent former president. =)

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  10. ...maybe it IS Maybelline.

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  11. Haha, it's stupid people. Take a look at Britney Spears, she thought Japan was in Africa...

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  12. I'm quite pleased to see that there's Ukraine, wow, they don't think it's in Russia ?? ;)
    Anyway it's always a little pain in the heart to see some stuffs like that...

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  13. I'm not surprised. I have a co-worker who still says "Czechoslovakia" even though the Czech Republic and Slovakia have been separate countries since 1993. Some North Americans are really bad at geography,I guess.

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  14. I'm ashamed to say I don't remember who said this but *those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it.* (I think maybe Winston Churchill?)

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  15. Interesting you should mention this. I showed a friend of mine your blog yesterday. Telling her that you're from Slovenia and as she's from Croatia, you might be blogging about some brands she can't find up here but well as home.
    Turns out she didn't know where Slovenia was and she had no clue it was once part of Yoguslavia.
    Another friend still thinks that there's such a thing as the Soviet Union.

    That being said, I think that the internet has made a lot of people forget all about geography and the real world. We don't have to know and remember things, we just google it

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  16. both portuguese and spanish are spoken in south america.
    tbh, I think the whole country mix up is probably just a part of an outdated list. i seriously doubt that they had someone try to think of all the countries in the world when they were designing the survey. they probably just use the same list that they've been using for years.

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  17. What a shame.
    Slovenia and Croatia are countires next to each other...

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  18. I know that both languages are spoken in South America... But you know - people speak spanish in latin america... so that's probably where Spain is. XD

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  19. What?! ROFL I didn't know that. I mean about Britney Spears... I know where Japan is, but then again, I'm not as blond as her. No offense to blond honeys! ;)

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  20. Exactly. I'm not a HUGE patriot, but it makes me proud if people know where my country is.

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  21. hehehehe =) That's a mistake that's often made.

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  22. I'm not even sure if this is funny. =) It's sad.

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  23. I just cannot believe that someone from Croatia wouldn't know where Slovenia is. That's unbelievable. She'd have to live in a cave or just hate Slovenia so much to deny it.
    I don't think there's anything wrong with Googling as long as you get some knowledge in your head.

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  24. I don't believe that in the first place. Maybe she has croatian parents and lives in US her whole life...then I would *maybe* believe it.
    And yes, it's a shame!

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  25. Could very well be the "croatian pride" playing a part.

    We live in Sweden, but she's born in Croatia and spends her summers there working.

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  26. Oh, you live in Sweden... I always make this mistake (Lisa sounds very American to me), sorry. =)
    Even those people from Croatia who are very cognitively challenged know where Slovenia is. I guess you friend is too proud for her own good. Noone can be that dumb. Sorry for the expression. =)

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  27. Well that's a shame! Croatian person who doesn't know where Slovenia is???
    I just can't believe it!

    I met a lot of Italian people who had no idea where Slovenia is or they thought that Yugoslavia still exists or that Slovenian, Croatian and all other Ex Yugoslavian nations speak the same language (young Italian couple who came to museum in Slovenia, where I was a tour guide, told me this :)) - funny ha? they came to Slovenia sightseeing and had no idea which language we speak here.

    These people are just stupid! It is normal that someone from USA doesn't know where Slovenia is - I don't know all the States of America either! But a neighbor? Italian and Croatian....well, I guess they're simply stupid!

    You know what - 2 years ago when we were in Prague, we met 8 Australian teenagers who were traveling around Europe! And you know what? One of them had a looong conversation with my boyfriend about Yugoslavia and why it fell apart. A nineteen year old boy from Australia knew all Yugoslavian history (I'm sure he knew it better than me)

    There is still hope I guess :)

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  28. Ignorance. It's not funny at all.

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  29. They really need some geography lessons! I know Yugolslavia isn't a country anymore :P But hey, some girl in my last class thought Belarus and Russia were the same country :P
    I'm a geography-freak though but still they should at least read about it first :P

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