So there I was just flicking through BBC’s copy of the Independent when I came across an item advertizing the Fiat 500.
The blurb went something along the lines of “We’ve made our little car a bit bigger so if you have a family you can still have a cinquecento.”
But then it continued that if you didn’t have a family you might like to park up somewhere private and get down to the business of trying to create one.
This is a family newspaper!
Aren’t these organs of information dissemination meant to be a little bit responsible?
Should they really be featuring ads encouraging such wanton behaviour in public?
Or is it safe advertising your cars capacity for flagrant fornification as long as it comes in the poly-bagged section?
A couple of days later we followed a bus with the following advert displayed on the back,
“Child restraints in cars save lives.”
Perhaps for all Cinquecento drivers that should read,
“Restraint in cars saves births.”