That's Right, Dear, The Boys are Goin' Fishing
this intriguing news item was sent in by traveling italian professor, agent shedroff. turns out a crafty russian has been running a company that provides airtight excuses for partners who want to get away for a bit to carry on an affair.
check it out:
CHEATING RUSSIANS CAN NOW BUY CUSTOM ALIBIS
Posted by bojon at November 9, 2003 11:39 PM
MOSCOW -- A Russian has established an agency selling the rarest of commodities: a good cover story for adulterous partners.
Aimed primarily at cheating spouses who need an excuse to get away from home for a day or two, or explain away a lost night after an unplanned indiscretion, Dmitry Petrov sells copper-bottomed alibis for as little as £120. Mr Petrov has no office and does all his business on a mobile phone.
But he employs dozens of freelances - doctors, journalists and actors - who can rustle up a charade in minutes for the right price.
One of Mr Petrov's favourite ruses is to present the errant husband with a certificate that he has spent the night in detox after drinking one vodka too many.
Another, for the more forward-planning man, is to have an associate collect the client in a car stuffed with fishing rods, on the pretext that they are off for a weekend's angling.
Contrary to popular perception, Mr Petrov says, most of his clients are women. In one case a woman wanted to spend a week with a lover on a beach in Turkey. Mr Petrov produced a fake summons from a faraway court demanding that she give evidence about a car crash she had supposedly witnessed.
The unsuspecting husband took his wife to the train station only for her to get off at the next stop and hop on a plane with her beau.
Mr Petrov has also helped a host of others to get out of a tight spot since launching Alibi in 1999.
Once he arranged a fake set of wedding photos and even a fake groom for a woman who had lied to her friends that she had got married.
Another time he staged an entire make-believe wedding with a moonlighting marriage official after a couple grew bored of being pestered by their parents to tie the knot.
He has also set up confrontations between a wife, her husband and his lover in an effort to get the adulterer to return to the family nest.
Asked whether he was ashamed of his work, Mr Petrov replied: "Imagine how many good people would have survived around the world if only such an agency had existed in the times of Othello and Anna Karenina."