Female colleagues of a guy on the other side of the pond have reported that he sent an email to them to ask them if they knew any girls looking for a place to live that could cook and clean for him and were “reasonably nice to look at.”
Paul Eley, 30, said that he was looking for a woman to do some chores instead of paying the rent. She had to be between 18 and 26, attractive and happy to do his washing and ironing. She has to clean the whole apartment once a week and the kitchen every day. Sometimes, she’s allowed to watch tv and as far as friends go, if they’re women they can come over. Oh and if this guy somehow found a “serious girlfriend,” then she’d have a month to move out. Good deal?
After several complaints about his conduct, Eley was disciplined by company directors and warned the comments were sexist. One colleague said: “Nobody was sure if he was trying to be funny or not. It was either a bad joke or the most sexist thing ever written.
His response: “It was only meant as a joke and was not meant to be anything serious.”
There’s not much that we can say about this, except: Thank you. Thank you for making the whole male gender look worse than it already does. You want to think it, that’s fine. You want to go put an ad up on craigslist, that’s fine, but asking your colleagues is about the dumbest thing a person could do.
Congratulations Paul Eley, you have officially been inducted into Por Homme’s Douchebag Hall of Fame. For your accomplishment, we’re sending you a digital kick in the ass.