LONDON: When a scorned wife in Birmingham discovered her husband was having an affair with her best friend, she decided a 2,500-pound ad was the perfect way to shame them.
Addressed to her love-cheat husband â€˜Markâ€™ and her best friend â€˜Shelleyâ€™, the message read: â€œYou are the most despicable, deceitful people I have ever met. I know what you did and Iâ€™m disgusted. Iâ€™ve changed the locks Mark, burnt your clothes and emptied OUR joint account â€” to pay for this poster. You deserve each other.â€
Within hours of the billboard appearing in Birmingham city centre on December 8, the 37-year woman, identified only as â€˜Janeâ€™ and mother-of-two, was inundated with messages of support, according to the Daily Mail newspaper.
The woman also posted messages in Myspace.com website. The message reads: â€œIf you are reading this, I guess you are wondering what this is all about. â€˜Is it a joke or is it some kind of cryptic advertisement or something?â€™ Iâ€™m sad to say itâ€™s not. Itâ€™s none of the above. Itâ€™s just my way of getting my own back at the B*stard who I have devoted most of my adult life to, only to find out he is a piece of lying cheating scum!â€
The woman goes on to detail how her husband made her feel like a â€œlittle paranoid womanâ€ after she confronted him with her suspicions raised by his â€œnew clothes, new habits, trips awayâ€. When Jane confided in her best friend, known only as Michelle â€” Shelley was the pet name the womanâ€™s husband gave her â€” the mistress offered her words of â€œadviceâ€ and â€œhelpâ€.