Friday, 4 February 2011

Valentine spoof?

valentineI’ve received one of those lovely proposals of help from a well known finance organisation. They are offering to help me choose a Valentine’s present for my wife. They’d just better hope that my darling wife hasn’t seen the message they sent me.
Women can be complicated creatures and deciding what to give them for Valentine’s Day can be a real struggle. When is lingerie a bad idea? What if you don’t know her size? How can you make chocolates and flowers personal? What about something really special? We’ve got titillating tips and great gift ideas to help you get it right for your Valentine.
The bottom of the email contains the following:
How do I know this is not a Spoof email?
Well, if I need advice from a spamming finance organisation about what to get my wife for Valentine’s Day then my marriage really is in trouble. I’d be interested to know what a similar message sent to the ‘complicated creatures’ says about men.

On a more serious note, if you want a creative way to celebrate Valentine’s Day why not check out Special Someone. This is a really imaginative campaign organised by Sharecreative, Care and Stop The Traffik.
Heart-shaped confetti? Hand-crafted chocolates? However you choose to celebrate it, Valentine’s Day is on its way! It’s the one time of year we all have an excuse to show everyone how much we value them. But for 27 million people across the world it’s a different story. These people are trapped in slavery, unloved, with a price on their heads but treated as worthless.
Human Trafficking is a multi-billion pound industry happening right now, in our world, and in our cities.
This modern-day slave trade is all around us. From the clothes we wear, the food we eat and the phone we use to the people we walk by every day.
It’s Valentine’s Day. It’s a day about love. Everyone deserves to be treated as that special someone – not as a commodity to be bought and sold. Let’s use this day to show the real value of people. Let’s use it to call for an end to human trafficking.
You can also follow Special Someone on Facebook.

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