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To find this estate agent's advert a little off?

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SpiceLinerandHoneyLove Tue 28-Jun-16 06:42:28

I am not one to be easily offended, but I heard a radio advert for a local estate agent yesterday that just didn't sit well with me.

I won't repeat it in full, but the gist is the advert is a discussion between a man and his pregnant wife about moving house and using this agent. The point of the advert is that the agent is so good and quick that they will be in their new home before the baby arrives. The man thanks the agent for being so great. All fairly standard and pretty dull.

The advert ends with usual voiceover giving the name of the agency. Then, as the closer, the man in the couple says, deadpan, "...and I'd like to thank my wife for her surprise pregnancy that made this move necessary."

My immediate thought was "so it's nothing to do with you then?". I appreciate it was an attempt at humour but AIBU to find it a little sexist?

cuntinghomicidalcardigan Tue 28-Jun-16 06:45:13

Ugh... that is awful. So, he had nothing to do with it then?
I may be being over sensitive but there is no way I'd use an estate agent who thought that was funny.

NaughtToThreeSadOnions Tue 28-Jun-16 06:49:54

Well hang on, if the pregnancy is a suprise to the man then they need to go on Jeremy Kyle, because surely if your in a relationship and your having sex you know there's always a chance of pregnancy.

So yep there's something off about this ad, that it's not entirely been thought through! If he's thanking the woman for the pregnancy who's baby is it?!

hesterton Tue 28-Jun-16 06:52:07

Maybe he meant the surprise was both of theirs and he'd like to thank his wife for making the decision to continue with it.

You could look at it as acknowledging her autonomy over her own body and pro choice!

MissClarke86 Tue 28-Jun-16 07:17:20

I took from it that she's been having an affair.

oaadc Tue 28-Jun-16 07:27:25

OP I heard this last week and thought it was a little off. Although there are worse ads!

cuntinghomicidalcardigan Tue 28-Jun-16 07:42:17

hesterton if that was the case I'd expect a degree of excitement and pleasure in the delivery and not 'dead-pan' as the op described it?

SpiceLinerandHoneyLove Tue 28-Jun-16 07:47:52

From the tone of the advert I don't think an affair was being implied...well, I didn't at first!

I think the joke was meant to be "oh thanks wife for getting 'us' pregnant".

mamamea Tue 28-Jun-16 08:13:32

Estate agents are cunts, so it's no surprise.

NoFuchsGiven Tue 28-Jun-16 08:18:04

But it is his wife's pregnancy, he certainly isn't pregnant. It grates on me when I hear 'we' are pregnant.

SpiceLinerandHoneyLove Tue 28-Jun-16 13:25:16

It comes across as 'we've had to move to sort out this mess my wife has got us into'

sharknad0 Tue 28-Jun-16 13:50:19

If a man doesn't get involved enough in pregnancy, he gets murdered on this forum.

If a man gets involved, he gets also murdered because he is not carrying the baby so he doesn't know what he is talking about and he should take care of EVERYTHING job/ house/ children/ unborn baby.

If a man says "thank you" to his wife when she is carrying their we are, it pisses people off.

Some posters have a real issue against men, it shouldn't be comical but it is!

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