It could only be the Daily Mail...
Brilliant Response Source request today from Diana Appleyard, writing for the Daily Mail...she's after some male shopaholics for a feature. Thing is, she only wants a certain type of male...the type that won't make her tut-tutting middle-England readers choke on their cornflakes. Here's her follow-up to the initial request:
"I sent round a response source this morning asking for male shopaholics -had several great responses from lovely gay men but now the newspaper says they must be straight for this particular feature as we need the reactionof their long-suffering wives/female partners. We can pay 500 pounds for taking part, so please can you email me if you are a straight male shopaholic! Many thanks, Diana"
Don't gay fellas who like a bit of retail therapy have long-suffering partners too? And wonderful use of the word "lovely" don't you think? A bit like saying, "I met some of those lovely Asian people this morning..." almost sounds like she's suprised that there can be any "lovely" ones.
Having said that, never has being a shopping-addicted bloke been so profitable...though isn't the £500 on offer a bit like offering heavy drinkers a couple of cases of Jim Beam for taking part in a feature on alcoholism..?