18 December 2009

Not the perfect present for your beloved


Are you fed up of your useless/philandering/other reason (delete as applicable) spouse but still have no idea what to get them? Then fear not, London law firm Lloyd Platt & Company may have the perfect gift for you.

The company is offering divorce gift voucher which offer couples half-hour or hour-long advice sessions with a lawyer. A snip at just £125 plus VAT.

Senior partner Vanessa Lloyd Platt said: “Christmas can be a very stressful time for families as we have always seen by the huge increase of people seeking advice in January. The vouchers seem to appeal to an enormously wide spread spectrum of people looking for that ‘must have’ gift for Christmas. We hope through the vouchers that we can offer clients all the practical options available to them – divorce being only one of the options.”

Hmm while a lot of couples are truly miserable, especially so at Christmas when close proximity with (un)loved ones can push a fragile relationship over the edge. Still I can’t help but think that Lloyd Platt & Company are angling for happy or just an extra profitable New Year...

15 comments:

CherryPie said...

I think they are being rather tasteless and greedy!

jams o donnell said...

Absolutely

James Higham said...

Yes, close proximity would push me over the edge.

jams o donnell said...

THat's why it's a bad time for relationships... too much painting on false smiles.

Claudia said...

What a cheerful spirit the lawyers have. It's actually a gift to themselves...

jams o donnell said...

THat's very true Claudia

Kay Dennison said...

And lawyers wonder why jokes about them are so popular!

Claudia said...

Well...When my brother returned from Europe, after serving as a Major, in WW2, he went back to McGill Law School to finish his interrupted studies. He had a very honourable career, in Montréal, as a Q.C. And he rose to the rank of Colonel, as a Reserved Officer. He also laughed, harder than anyone else, at the jokes about lawyers. And I couldn't repeat here the ones he used to tell us.

Thanks for the opportunity to mention him, Jams. Two things he disliked intensely: soldiers who thought they were heroes for having killed other soldiers, and lawyers who took themselves too seriously. RIP Paul, I miss you terribly, specially at Christmas.

jams o donnell said...

True Kay!

Claudia your brother certainly had a sense of perspective. I am sure he must had met far too many pompous. self important idiots. A sense of humour would have been a life saver!

Here'sto the memory of your brother Claudia. He sounded linke a great gguy!

Claudia said...

Thanks, Jams. Paul would have enjoyed your blog for the incongruous you post, and the decency you have for the disadvantaged and ill-treated people in our (sometimes) very sad world. But he would also have had a good laugh at the fun items, and at your favourite poets!

jams o donnell said...

THanks Claudia. I try to entertain while spouting bile about things that anger me!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

That's quite clever of them.

jams o donnell said...

It certainly will bring them in extra profit!

Pouty Lips said...

Divorce chasers. Now I've heard everything.

jams o donnell said...

There you have it!