Single salaried workers believe that the most unfilial thing they have done to their parents is not to have married, according to a straw poll by a wedding consultancy of 569 single subscribers.
Some 44.5 percent cited their single status as the most hurtful thing they have done to their parents, 36.7 percent cited not being able to treat them warmly and 14.9 percent not being able to make their lives more comfortable. Failure to become successful was cited by 3 percent.
Asked how much they will spend on their parents on Parents' Day this Sunday, 32.3 percent said W200,000-300,000 (US$1=W1,070), followed by W100,000-200,000 with 29.2 percent, and W300,000-400,000 with 26.7 percent. Those who are going to spend W400,000 or more and W100,000 or less accounted for 6.2 and 5.6 percent.
For gifts, some 33.2 percent chose nutritional supplements or health-related gadgets. Cash was another popular option with 32.5 percent of respondents. Tickets for dinner shows or musicals got 16.2 percent, while dinner out got 13.2 percent.