According to the Local, a “sexy” ad for a sausage, in which a woman’s lips are tightly wrapped around a sausage in a bun, is causing quite the controversy in the town of Simrishamn. To put this in context, the ad is at a street kiosk, and the town has a population of about 6,500.
Below the image, and perhaps something is lost in translation, are the words: “Thick sausage with bread.” All of this has infuriated a gender studies expert who, according to the report, believes “the picture may sour potential residents from moving to the area, claiming the sexy sausage ad ‘sabotages’ the municipality’s gender equality.”
It’s worth noting that this report comes a week after another report in the Local with the headline: “Swedish women more likely to bare all online.”
Is the expert right? Will word of a poster at a hot dog kiosk prevent people from moving to a town in a country where women may be likely to bare all online? Did someone put a sexy hot dog photo in Detroit, Cleveland, Phoenix, Las Vegas, and everywhere else that home buyers have avoided in America’s real estate crisis? (Actually there are probably images like that in Las Vegas, on cards that people seem to like to slap against their hands on street corners and hand to you.)
Still, people of Simrishamn, if you’re worried about your property values declining due to the opinion of an expert about a risqué hot dog ad, remember, it could be worse. Here are:
3 Worse Experts To Evaluate Future Residential Property Demand In A Small Swedish Town
1. Arthur Laffer, the economist who tried to bet Peter Schiff a penny on CNBC in 2006 that the U.S. economy was not going to have a housing crisis or go into a recession. They don’t have pennies in Sweden, but if someone bets you the Swedish equivalent in Kronor that something is going to happen, chances are they may not have significant conviction in their arguments.
2. The Swedish Doctor, who we recently wrote about here, who told a 65-year old man that he was pregnant. “Property demand in Simrishamn is going to soar!” we’d wager Doctor Feelgood would say, “because every woman and man in town is pregnant and these babies will need places to live! Now if you’ll excuse me, there’s a pregnant hot dog at a kiosk that I have to assist in giving birth.”
3. The Swedish beekeepers, who exported 500,000 bees by airplane from Sweden to Greenland, as we wrote about here. We’re not saying that these experts who were able to convince half a million bees to move to Greenland secretly have acres of land to unload in Greenland. But if they tell you your Swedish property may be declining in value because there’s no bees to pollinate your oxeye daisies, the official flower of the province of Scania, home of Simrishamn, you have reason to be suspicious. We can only hope somewhere in Sweden, an expert in Swedish Official Provincial flowers got that joke, and we nominate that person as the expert to value your Swedish property!