British Bank Ad Encourages Cash Strapped to Skip Work and Spend Money

The British, for years, have made fun of the U.S. for our ridiculous turn towards political correctness and lack of humor. Now, it seems, the British have become just like Americans now and can't even have any fun any more.

British Internet bank Egg sent an email newsletter out encouraging customers who have hit the negative category in their bank balance to skip a day of work, grab an Egg bank credit card, and spend, spend, spend. Newsletter copy reads, "Can't face the thought of work? Then throw a sickie and bed down for the day, where all you need to think about is how to pamper yourself next," and suggests this as a means to overcome financially induced depression.

The increasingly PC British Advertising and Standards Authority said, "The tone of the newsletter was irresponsible and could encourage recipients to incur debt at a time when they could least afford it." Egg bank cowered and agreed not to make similar statements in the future.

Is there no longer a place in the world we can depend on for dry wit and humor? If not from Britain, then where? Forget financially induced depression. This will lead to PC induce depression.

Written by Steve Hall    Comments (0)     Apr-16-04  
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