January 09, 2006

Metro horoscopes

The horoscope for Cancer (my own star sign) one day last week in the Metro:

It's stressful. You have to stand up for yourself at work and put your foot down. The best way to cope is with plenty of fag breaks. So you don't smoke? Start.


I would hardly expect the Metro, in all its illustriousness, to feel obligated to promote healthy lifestyles, but this does seem rather irresponsible.

If I start smoking now and get ill later in life can I sue them?!

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  1. I read that too and was disgusted.

    In these enlightened times of smoking related disease and the decreasing social acceptance, it is terrible that a horrorscope [sic] should be suggesting people should start smoking.

    – there was a letter in today's Metro complaining about the horoscope entry so they must be admiting that it was a bad thing to have done.

    09 Jan 2006, 11:51

  2. Exactly! I can't imagine it bought them any popularity.

    I guess I can't really understand why they thought it was a good idea.

    09 Jan 2006, 13:55

  3. That's really quite absurd. If they're going to put something in there to try and kill off the crazier parts of the population that actually read horoscopes, I'd much rather they suggested a quicker method.

    09 Jan 2006, 14:46

  4. I can't say I actually know anyone who takes horoscopes seriously, TBH. Although, presumably those writing them should at least profess to believing them (?), and thus should take their writings seriously.

    10 Jan 2006, 14:37

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