British boys want to be models, not doctors

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  1. Time for national service! No wonder this country is filling up with slackers - they don't care about their GCSEs because they are all going to be models... of course!

    Not sure if this survey was done in Chav Central but it's depressing.....

    A new survey shows that more British boys would like to be a model than the Prime Minister. The survey, of 1,500 13-17 year olds, reveals that while girls between the age of 13 and 17 would rather be a doctor than Prime Minister, boys would rather walk down the catwalk than into Downing Street or the surgery everyday.

    MONEY & CAREERS

    More than twice as many boys aspire to be a model than the Prime Minister or a doctor
    44% of girls want to be a supermodel
    Girls would rather be a doctor than the Prime Minister or a leading sports personality
    Average pocket money is £19.15 per week (what?!?!!! since when!!?)although boys get more than the girls at £20.65 and £18.48 respectively
    73% of teenagers receive money from their parents, only 4% earn it by doing chores (but of course, they're not spoilt....)
    9% have a job (and I bet they are the ones doing chores at home, too)

    WHEN ASKED WHAT THEY SPEND THEIR MONEY ON – THE RESULTS SHOW THAT:-
    o 78% spend money on clothes
    o 61% spend money on CDs
    o 51% spend money on Cinema and Concerts
    o 47% spend money on Magazines
    o 47% spend money on Mobile phone cards
    o 44% spend money on cosmetics and toiletries
    o 41% spend money on sweets and chocolate
    o 41% spend money on shoes and trainers
    o 39% spend money on clubbing
    o 37% spend money on Videos and DVDs
    o 27% spend money on alcohol (fantastic)
    o 16% spend money on books
    o 14% spend money on computer games
    o 14% spend money on travel
    o 9% spend money on sporting events
    o 6% spend money on cigarettes
    o 4% spend money on other things

    Overall results from the survey gave an interesting insight into the habits of teenagers in this country, most notably:

    1 IN 7 OWN AN IPOD

    McDONALDS IS THE FAVOURITE FOOD BRAND– with 10% of all teenagers eating fast food two or more times per week.
    [NOTE 73% of teenagers who eat fast food eat it more than 3 times per week]

    Book the NHS stomach stapling now, kids...

    FCUK IS TOP FASHION BRAND

    41% LIVE IN NON-TRADITIONAL HOMES (IE. NOT WITH BOTH PARENTS)
    [NOTE: 35% teenagers live in single parent households]

    79% HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET AT HOME

    37% BUY MUSIC FROM THE INTERNET, 3% HIGHER THAN FROM WOOLWORTHS
    [NOTE: The leading place for teenage music purchase is the internet with 37% of kids buying their music on line, this is 3% more than teenagers’ most popular high street retailer, Woolworths]
     
  2. hmmm..not that they would admit it of course..but how many spend money on drugs???

    and how many get their money from crime?? me cynical...never
     
  3. Sounds like mostly chavers to me, forgotten items from list of expenses:

    o 100% spend money on MDF spoilers for their fiesta
    o 100% spend money on white lightning (Sub catergory of alcohol)
    o 100% spend money on 6 carrot sovriegn rings from argos
    o 0% spend on electrical goods because it's grab and run at Curry's and Dixons
     
  4. Not a problem - with the all-new Joined-Up Media Ops just getting started, our yoof can be in uniform and be photographed at the same time! Lots of groovy action photos for their portfolios to be had in Iraq and Afghanistan.
     
  5. What's the source FS?
     
  6. ukclubculture hosts 400 credible clubbing events across the UK each year attracting over 800,000 13-17 year olds by staging top name artists, DJs and entertainment in a safe and friendly alcohol-free environment. They commissioned strategic marketing consultancy KAE to quiz 1,500 13-17 year olds about exercise, nutrition, fashion, lifestyle and career aspirations.