The Stupidest Ad In The World is on Sydney radio at the moment (and yes, I know that's a big call, but I'm going to make it).
I won't disclose the name of the company because I don't want to give them any more publicity (and... you know... I haven't discounted the possibility of using them yet). Let me instead just take you through the ad.
A man is talking to his male friend about his wife.
"It's her birthday coming up," he says (or something to that effect). "She's turning 40."
"Great," says his friend (or something to that effect). "But you don't look very happy about it. What's up?"
"Oh, it's just that she always looks so tired," says the husband.
Well yes. Of course she's tired! She's 40 years old. She's married. She has kids. She probably works part time, too. Poor darling. Who wouldn't be tired?
"Well, I have the perfect gift idea for her," says the mate. Fabulous, I'm thinking. What a great guy. He is sensitive to his friend's wife's needs. No doubt he'd make a brilliant boyfriend. So what is he proposing? A holiday? A weekend away with the girls? A day at a health spa?
Well no. Not exactly.
Now, I can't tell you exactly what the mate suggests, because that would kind of be giving things away. Let me just say that I have put together a little video that gives an indication of how things might go, should the hubby take his friend's advice.
Which I strongly suggest he doesn't.
So what do you think? How would you feel if your partner bought you that for your birthday? If anyone bought you that for your birthday?
If anyone bought you that at all???