This is a case to remember.
A disgusted wife has taken out a full-page ad in her local newspaper to publicly insult her husband as a “dirty cheater”.
The woman, identified only as Jenny, expressed her outrage in the August 12 edition of The Australian Paper. Mackay and Whitsunday Life.
“Dear Steve, I hope you are happy with her,” read the ad, published in large font and capital letters. “Now the whole village will know what a dirty trickster you are. From Jenny. PS I purchased this ad using your credit card.”
The newspaper — read by more than 50,000 people in the tropical tourist region bordering the Great Barrier Reef — was inundated with calls from mere locals wanting more information about the small-town scam.
Interest was so intense that the paper’s editors Had to go to Facebook To let people know that they won’t reveal any more details about Jenny – the woman who took out the ad.
They revealed that she booked the ad through their online portal, but did not reveal how much she tried to pay for the stunt on her partner’s credit card.
The editors ultimately decided to run the ad for free, saying it was illegal to bill Steve’s account without his consent.
He added: “We don’t know who Steve is, but apparently he was very bad.”
On Facebook, dozens of readers praised Jenny for insulting her husband, with one woman writing: “Hey, I wish I had done that when my husband left me for another woman.”
“Hope it’s out of your system now. Girl you go!” Another fan enthusiast.
However, not everyone was buying the stunt, with one skeptic saying it may have been staged by Mackay and staff at Whitsunday Life.
“Great way to get more likes and readers to your page,” he said.