Armed forces - a career 'to die for'

Written by bubblyian

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Following criticism that their last campaign was more of a travel agency advertisement than an indication of life in the armed forces, the latest advert now shows more realistic life.

A spokesmen said, "We accept that we have been misrepresenting the sort of work the servicemen and women do in our job adverts. This was in an attempt to appeal more to women, for whom the job of a servicewoman is completely different to that of a serviceman.

"Servicewomen do travel to exotic places on high salaries and can sit around in bars and partying all at the government's expense.

"Our latest job promotion advert is targeted directly at servicemen and shows the real life situations that they will have to face."

When asked about why it had a 12 certificate and was being released in the cinema, the spokesman continued, "We need men to think that they are dying gloriously to fight for freedom and justice around the world and since this was a Hollywood-style imaginary reality, we felt that the cinema was the best place to launch.

"Since most Hollywood movies show men being blown to bits pointlessly in glorious technicolour in zillions of different ways, we felt that this was a much more accurate portrayal of life in the armed forces than our previous job adverts.

"After all, would men be stupid enough to join the armed forces if they knew they were going to be sent to pointless places where everyone hated them and they were going to be blown to bits for no reason with no glory or reward whatsoever?"

This reporter awaits the next random invasion with interest.

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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