Asad Umer puts online ad for A-levels economics tutor ‘for son’


(Disclaimer: this is a work of fiction. Learn to take a joke; you’ll live longer.)

The Federal Minister for Finance, Economic Affairs, Revenue and Statistics Asad Umer put up a Facebook ad on Tuesday for an economics tutor “for son.”

The ad, put on the social media site Facebook, read, “Wanted: an A-levels economics tutor required who will explain all economics concepts simply and clearly. For my son.”

“The tutor should not expect the student to have any basic knowledge of economics at all,” it continued.

“And also should not get frustrated if the student, say, shows no sign of getting basic concepts. Should not get angry and flustered, like, say, the federal secretary of finance division; or start crying, like the federal secretary of economic affairs division. Or throw an ashtray at me in exasperation, like the federal secretary for revenue division.”

This last line was edited and updated three hours later to: “I mean my son; should not throw things at my son, is what I’d meant.”