I’m not entirely sure how low they can go, but this has got to be quite close to the bottom.
According to The Scotsman, someone appears to have come up with a scheme using the face of David Cameron, to encourage Scots to have an affair, instead of seeking a divorce. The ad appears to be for Victoria Milan.co.uk an organisation specialising in arranging meetings between people who are already married or partnered.
Now I’m assuming that no one has mixed up the dates and this isn’t destined for April 1. And if it is a giant hoax and Munguin’s Republic has been sucked in, I apologise in advance for making a fool of myself in front of you.
But, if this is not a spook, someone somewhere appears to think that it is a cool idea to use a website which encourages extra marital sexual encounters, to persuade wavering Scots that it is not a good idea to apply for a divorce.
Now, apart from the rather dubious taste involved, and the questionable value for money of promoting infidelity, given that the people you are trying to convert are often middle aged, conservative (possibly with lower and upper case Cs) people who just want things to stay the same forever… my main question is …HOW IS THIS GOING TO WORK?
I mean what are they proposing? A one night stand with Iceland? A dirty weekend with the Faroes? A full blown crazed passion with Botswana? How do we do this, and who provides the condoms?
And given that an affair so often leads to the breakup of the marriage, but with a lot of hurt that might not necessarily have been there without the extra marital nookie (remember Charles and Di and Camilla), on what level is this whole thing sensible?
To add insult to injury whoever came up with this hair brained scheme, using the pictures of both the prime and first ministers seem to have spelled a word in the first line incorrectly, unintentionally giving the opposite meaning to the phrase.
Relieve should surely read relive…
The words, "barrel", "bottom" and "scraping" spring readily to mind.