MANAMA: Bahraini youngsters who think the world owes them a living were blasted by Labour Minister Dr Majeed Al Alawi yesterday.
"You want the government to give you houses, you want the best salaries, you all want to start at the top of the ladder," he said.
"But what you forget is that you also have to make an effort. You cannot start at the top. You have to work your way up."
Many young Bahrainis are "misfits" in the working world, outpaced by foreigners who single-handedly do the work of three or four of them, he told the Young Arab Leaders Summit, at the Ritz-Carlton Bahrain Hotel and Spa.
But Dr Al Alawi said Bahraini youngsters were not solely to blame for what he called "disaster in the making".
"We as a nation have to take a large part of the blame. We have been complacent to let it reach this stage," he said. Dr Al Alawi urged youngsters to seize the opportunities that surround them.
Since Bahrainis are under qualified to do the jobs of expats and since it takes three to four Bahrainis to do the job of one foreigner (four to do the job of an American and three to do the job of a European to be more precise and to quote our esteemed minister more accurately) why shouldn't we hire a foreign Labour Minister to replace Mr Al Alawi?
Way to go Wonderland!
Just a silly thought .. on a silly day!