A COUPLE asking friends to ‘pitch in’ with their home improvements essentially want their friends to be unpaid slave labour.
Self-absorbed homeowners Emma and Tom Logan put a message on Facebook asking if any of their ‘amazing friends’ had ‘a free pair of hands to help us lovingly craft our home’.
Emma Logan said: “We went on to explain that we can pay in love and gratitude. But not money, obviously. That’s expensive.
“We’re hoping there’ll be a ‘DIY party’ atmosphere so the issue of unpaid labour won’t come up. Come on guys, there’s nothing more fun than sanding skirting boards for hours on end.
“We could even stretch to a hot meal – if one of them can install an oven.”
Friend Nathan Muir said: “Doing work without payment is pretty much the definition of slavery. If they got some whips and guard dogs at least it would be more honest.
“Unfortunately ‘love and gratitude’ is not a recognised currency I can use to pay my electricity bill. I’ll see if they accept it in Sainsbury’s, but I think probably not.”
Tom Logan said: “It’s so weird, everyone is suddenly avoiding us. You have to ask whether these are real friends.”