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Stop cruel treatment of a kind husband and father

From Mrs xit2 Man

I am writing this letter to complain about the treatment that my husband has received in you magazine. He is very proud of his work as the xit2 man and works tirelessly both at the office and in the competition in Mortgage Strategy each week.

As a good-natured and gentle soul, my husband is not given to complaining but I cannot sit idly by while you relentlessly place him in such dangerous situations.

Over recent weeks you have made him jump off a bridge, get trampled by a horse, abseil down a building, be mauled by a chicken – not long ago he came home absolutely covered in cake! There is no excuse for this.

And perhaps you could take a moment to think about the wife at home who has to do the laundry. I&#39m not sure I&#39ll ever get the stain out of his best yellow suit.

I would also inform you that the xit2 children are now at an age where they&#39re taking an interest in their father&#39s work and some weeks they are quite distressed. Kindly bear this in mind for your next edition.

Mrs xit2 Man

By email


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