A no nonsense review for blackout curtains has left Argos shoppers thoroughly amused.
The £15 curtains (reduced from £20) are pitched on the Argos website with the following description online. “Need a nice dark room to get a good night’s sleep? Yep, so do we. That’s why we love this pair of blackout curtains. They’re fully lined to keep light out, making sure you get a decent rest all year round.”
They are rated 4.2 stars out of five from more than 1,400 reviews, with one shopper calling them “brilliant curtains” and another saying: “I was so pleased that I bought a second pair.”
But one review sung its praises in a pretty frank way.
The anonymous review, posted by someone aged between 55 and 64 who lives in Margate, reads: “These blackout curtains are great, especially when you wake up next to someone you wish you hadn’t, you can’t see anything”.
A screenshot of the review was posted on Reddit with the caption: “Wasn’t expecting to read this in the curtain reviews …”
Reacting to the comment, people were amused.
One person replied to say: “The age makes it” and a second added: “Not to pre-judge but I firmly believe that due to the age, the ‘someone’ they wish they hadn’t woken up next to is their husband/wife.”
And another added: “I can never work out if Argos reviews are all satire or if the people who write Argos reviews are genuinely like that.”