And our lives when it comes to fashion in general. You have chosen to stay with an arrogant, money grabbing man, whose behaviour this week in respect of his 'demands' is completely out of step with current trends in respect of hopes, desires and behaviour plus the economic reality of most.
I will admit I am horrified and mad that Nancy Sinatra's wonderful These boots are mad for walking have been used in a Littlewoods ad. I have nothing against Littlewoods and think it is a clever ad campaign, even quite good fun. However it does concern me that a women of good fortune whose recent private life has been of murky depths due to her husband's behaviour continues to be paraded as a vehicle for selling things. I loved that song - it is temporarily spoilt.
The delightful Wayne is concerned about his fellow work colleagues being up to scratch in the servicing department (goals = points =prizes). Can you imagine turning up at work and negotiating a new contract for more money and better work colleagues? A bit rich coming from the person who couldn't up his game at the world cup.
Regardless of the detail of this top football story of the week, the point about Coleen going off our screens, print ads and ahem, editorial is valid.
Her success is predicated on her marriage to a highly paid footballer and she has been afforded the opportunity to make lucrative deals. She has chosen to stay with a man who continues to enjoy a bit of paid fun with willing women (victims?). Yet what does this message send to us all. If you are young and impressionable you might strived to achieve the same at whatever cost. If you are young and cynical you probably can't stand them and if you are like me then you might be heartily sick of the fact their love of money seems more important than anything else.
So dear Coleen, Littlewoods et al enough is enough (No more tears....Donna Summer & Barbara Streisand). Begone.
Update: Pressure came to bear and Rooney renewed his contract with Man Utd. Rumour has it no other clubs would talk to his agent. He got his pay rise and the reassurances he wanted! God help Coleen. In light of comments I would like to add I think she is very sweet and I'm glad she has had these opportunities. I also think had she taken her A levels she'd have gone on to university. My view is based on the corruption of values due to money. There is nothing wrong with having money but the love of money above other matters...and that is born of arrogance. The arrogance belongs to Wayne. Coleen has been weak and is that weakness born of status and money?