Food enthusiast Julia of the cool blog, aromacookery.com, gets a letter, a package, and an invite to some programmes from the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS), because they kena
blacklisted shortlisted by the Government for being married and childless.
Hang on for the dangling carrot... if they reply by March 7th, they will get a "complimentary gift that will spice up your married life". I shudder to think what the Gahmen can give a couple that will "spice up your married life" (a battery-operated device? Pr0n? Tickets to the NDP?). Kinky.
I read on and find out that the gift is a publication that gives a married couple 364 ideas, "ranging from a sexy dinner date, to the fun outdoors or a sensual candlelight shower". Sorry, you are screwed if it is a leap year, have a do-nothing day or something.
Ok, I don't know about you, but I find it extremely unsexy to be taking a sensual candlelight shower just because my Government told me to. Maybe the MCYS should become MCYSSS, the Ministry of Community Development, Youth, Sports, and Sexy Showers. Eeew.
We hope this letter finds you both in good health and marital bliss.
Every marriage faces challenges at one time or another. Equipped with family life skills, couples will be in a better position to face and resolve challenges along the way, build stronger marital ties and enjoy ever-flowing stream of marital bliss.
In this regard, we are most pleased to enclose an exciting menu of family life programmes. These include topics such as family life, balancing work and family, and planning and preparing for the next beautiful milestone of your life, i.e. having babies... You may be pleased to know that couples attending such programmes have advised of their enormous benefits. We are also confident you will also enjoy and gain much from these programmes...
...If we receive your reply by 7 March 2005, you will receive a complimentary gift that will spice up your married life...