Common Sense

Common Sense recap: The people most likely to cheat on their partners

Mel Buttle has her say on this week's Common Sense as the cast discusses whether it's ever okay to cheat.

Jean fans were informed at the start of the episode that she’s in hospital this week recovering from a cold.

Get well soon Jean! I missed your wit this week. Aileen and Ted carried on, although I got the sense that Aileen feels she needs Jean there to ‘handle’ Ted.

We saw a true girl power story this week from New Zealand, where Labour leader Jacinda Ardern hit back at radio commentators asking if she was planning to have children.

Laurence was all in favour of Jacinda saying it’s no one else’s business, as was market seller Darren Yip, who echoed her sentiments by saying that you wouldn’t ask a man his plans for children at a job interview, so why ask a woman?

Go Daz, love you mate. Michelle-Ann had a different approach though, wondering how Ms Arden would run the country if her child had gastro.

Just a wild guess, but I reckon her partner might be able to step in or a family member or a nanny. Surely the NZ parliament has a system in place if the prime minister needed a day off?

Next, the Common Sense cast discussed the topic of plus size models on the catwalk.

Nikki in the hair salon said: “We’ve got four different women here and four different bodies, so why can’t they get on the fatwalk?”

Oh Nikki, you almost had it! Shame about that Freudian hip, I mean slip.

Eric the butcher didn’t seem to mind the plus size beauties taking to the catwalk, saying that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’.

My keen eye noticed that Jake the young gun real estate agent has David Brent, the character played by Ricky Gervais in The Office as his screensaver. Very cool, I loved that show. Points all round for you Jake.

Meanwhile, Michelle-Ann’s sarcasm came to the fore while discussing the relaunch of the ‘dating’ website Ashley Madison in Australia with the slogan: ‘Helping you have a better affair’.

“Oh how nice,” said Michelle dripping in sarcasm. I love how dry Michelle-Ann is. Reminds me of Judith Lucy, but surrounded by more bras and swimsuits.

Brett tried to suggest that not everyone is on the site to actually cheat, but maybe just to have some flirty fun. Two words for you Brett - smoke, fire.

This was a huge episode - Luke the butcher went off to get married, Eric showed off his dance moves and Betty in the bra shop revealed her grandson has a 6-foot python as a pet.

I’m going to make like the Queen and relax with a gin. Until next time if all else fails, never let a boa constrictor on your face.

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