What will you tell your father-in-law?

Leafing through The Economist is not always a source of merriment where the ads are concerned. Deathly dull corporate statements are standard fare.

So this is a somewhat refreshing change. Dr Mumbo is fairly confident the advertiser is being ironic, but can’t say for sure…


  1. Encyclic!
    21 Jan 13
    12:38 pm

  2. There’s an even better one featuring “what will you do when your child asks you why you didn’t invest in eastern poland?”

    My response would mostly be “what the hell do you know about investing in developing countries”

    “and also, go to your f*cking room”.

  3. Anonymous
    21 Jan 13
    3:16 pm

  4. Why didn’t you invest in Eastern Poland?

    Do you mean Shoreditch or Hackney?

  5. paul the freelance writer
    21 Jan 13
    3:50 pm

  6. Three key words in its website speak volumes for the rest of the West’s economy, including Australia’s: ‘cheap working force’.

  7. kr
    23 Jan 13
    9:24 am

  8. There’s also one about your therapist asking you why you didn’t invest.

  9. nell schofield
    24 Jan 13
    11:28 am

  10. Wow. It really gets your attention then completely discredits the advertiser. Appalling.