According to an online survey by UNICEF New Zealand, slow nearing snail-paced internet service is the biggest pet peeve among kiwis. Conducted among 1,000 respondents, the survey is a play on the Internet meme similar to Rich World Problems, in which privileged citizens in developed or First World Nations complain about trivial problems. Unicef NZ’s Digital Marketing Manager discussed that the aim of the viral survey was to also increase the awareness among citizens on real world issues which plague many developing nations like poverty, disease, human trafficking, and crimes against basic human rights.
Eighty percent of the Kiwis who took the survey agreed that slow Internet service is a “first world problem”. This was followed by inconveniences like not being able to find something in the supermarket with 65%, and bad tasting fruits at 55%. Other pet peeves include individuals overreacting to minor problems which garnered 80% as well, the inability to stand the attention given to celebrities, which got 78%, and the TV remote not working (36%).
The survey marks the launching on the online campaign by Unicef to reveal to people “real world problems” and bring to light to New Zealanders world-problems confronted by majority of the globe’s population - from poor access to clean and potable water, child labor, and civil conflicts.
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