Wooing a woman with your trousers on your head

In which the NHS is the woman, the man with the trousers on his head is the private sector and the government’s policy is the magic spell designed to open up the NHS.

Oxford and Cambridge university libraries have recently jointly acquired medieval Jewish documents from Cairo.

Among the parchments they discovered a magic spell to persuade a woman to have make love to a man. This involved the man reciting the spell while running round the sleeping woman’s bedroom naked except for his trousers on his head. As one curator remarked, if you’re naked in a woman’s bedroom (except for your trousers on your head) you’re two-thirds the way there.

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