Wanted: An Intelligent Man Equipped with Cooking Skills and Common Sense (Preferably Good Taste in Literature, Though This is Not Necessary)
The following is a brief introduction written by the advertiser:
“I’m neither too fat nor too thin, eat anything, and have bouts of hayfever every morning but am generally recovered by midday. I play music for at least three hours daily and it’s possible I’ll be up in the middle of the night to write out the music that’s playing in my head, which means I might also have to experiment by playing it so I’d appreciate your buying me an electric piano with headphones. This of course is optional; if you’re not keen on spending just get yourself a pair of good earplugs.
Am good with children but have a fragile back so will require your help at home all hours to carry the babies. I’ll wash the dishes but you’ll have diaper duty. I tend to write spasmodically and if I have a good novel idea I’ll drop everything (another good reason for you to be the baby-holder), rush to the computer, and type it all down. I appreciate compliments but criticism of any kind will not be tolerated.”
From the editor:
We understand your eagerness to answer this advertisement but you must be aware that the young woman is only fifteen years old and therefore unprepared and unwilling to embark upon the journey of marriage and motherhood at present. If you leave your name on the list you’ll be notified of future developements.*
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*Note: waiting period may be up to ten years.