One of my workmen recently dropped this empty cigar pack.
In England it might contain a warning such as.... 'Would you mind frightfully if we mentioned that one needs to be awfully careful when smoking these delightful cigars, as they might possibly cause a slightly irritating cough'.
Not so in France, where they say (and illustrate).... 'Be warned, these little buggers will totally ruin your sex life'.
Priorities, priorities; the French certainly know how to put people off smoking!
Either this bloke's sexual performance is so huge that he's not bothered or he's smoking cigars to console himself!ReplyDelete
So much for my image of Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, Je t'aime then ...Delete
La Birkin was at school with Lady M.Delete
La Birkiin enjoyed the swinging ,'60s no end. I expect Lady M did too.Delete
Maybe they should use that line here in Britain. More affective perhapsReplyDelete
Well hasn't it always been like that with sex and the French Cro - or is that a bit of a myth?ReplyDelete
In my humble opinion, all nations are alike when it comes to certain matters, it's just that some like to claim that they're superior; which in itself suggests a feeling of inferiority.Delete
Last time I was chatted up by a Frenchman Weave (Many many years ago of course) I laughed explosively in his face and thought "get over yourself" He took his love making SO seriously and told me how skilled he was and how good it was going to be (if I let him). I didn't. In my very limited experience at least an Englishman will take instruction!Delete
' Hit 'em where it hurts ' is obviously the French approach ! I think that's quite a good bit of advertising Cro. XXXXReplyDelete
The closest we come to that sort of warning is about how smoking decreases your sperm-count (can't seem to get away from the subject at the moment). That's the one which bothers me the least.ReplyDelete
In the US I've seen cigarette packs with the warning that smoking can cause birth defects. I see that targeted more to pregnant women than virile men, however.ReplyDelete
If I were a smoker, the TV ads featuring people dying from various forms of smoking-induced cancer would be enough to make ME quit, but maybe the French have the right idea. The idea of smoking affecting virility might encourage more men to kick the habit.ReplyDelete
This reminded me of something which made me smile. When I was in my 20's I went to France for a holiday and on our last night, a young Frenchman asked me "You like to end your holiday nice way?". I said thankyou for your kind offer, but I think I'll hang on til I get home. He looked incredulous that I might turn him down!ReplyDelete