What do you want to be when you grow up? Corrupt.

My role model: Captain Renault

My role model: Captain Renault

Hat tip to Chris Blattman:

Danwei.org shares this pretty adorable video from the Chinese newspaper Southern Metropolis Daily showing schoolchildren returning to class on the first day of the term. The reporter asks the children what they want to be when they grow up and most give standard answers like fireman or pilot. Around 1:55, though, one little girl goes a little off-script.

“I want to be an official”
[Reporter:] “What kind of official?”
“A corrupt official, because corrupt officials have a lot of things.”

Video (without subtitles) here.

I want to be a corrupt official when I grow up!

Thu, 09/10/2009 – 1:42pm

Danwei.org shares this pretty adorable video from the Chinese newspaper Southern Metropolis Daily showing schoolchildren returning to class on the first day of the term. The reporter asks the children what they want to be when they grow up and most give standard answers like fireman or pilot. Around 1:55, though, one little girl goes a little off-script

One thought on “What do you want to be when you grow up? Corrupt.

  1. Ranil Dissanayake

    September 14, 2009 at 7:05am

    Thanks, Matt. First day back in the office, and I’ve alarmed all my colleagues by laughing like a hyena for five minutes.

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