photo by axinia
Since centuries Austria had been playing a very special role in the international politics – the emperors, following the strategy of Kaiserin Maria-Theresia preffered to marry their childred instead of fighting the neighbours. Very smart!
Unfortunately the birth of Sigmund Freud in Vienna had obviously a much greater impact on the Austrian society than that of the whole royal history: since 20th century the idea of sex as the measure of all things is nowadays deeply rooted in the population and you can not even sell yoghurt without showing a girl taking off her cloths… Do you believe it would have no impact on the national maritual situation?
As it is, the marriage institution is pretty ruined here. In Vienna alone, the divorce rate was 65.9 % last year! Interestingly enough, many who have been in a long-term relationships (even for years together), had to face a divorce rather soon.
Now what is the way out? Some clever people came to a brilliant idea: the world premiere of a DIVORCE FAIR! Why not? The organiser, who was before specialized on the wedding fairs, realised the necessity of a different kind. The first Divorce Fair will take place in the end of October 2007. In Vienna.
Various stands will be set up with lawyers, mediators, notaries and psychologists on hand to offer counsel. But exhibitors will also include real estate agents, car salesmen, travel agencies and spa centres in order to offer a true “new beginning” to new divorcees (sure, let them spend even more!)
And to avoid any awkward or potentially heated encounter with a former husband or wife, Saturday will be reserved for men while Sunday will be open to women only (very wise 🙂
What can I say? Exellent, just exellent! Another nail into the back of the marriage istitution. Another win for the consumer society.
I wonder how long it will take untill “Love Fairs” or “Suicide Fairs” turn up?
Trully amazing, how much a human being is eager to ret the most important root of the society – the gorgeous and glorious maritial tradition…