Tuesday, December 22, 2009
No editorializing necessary here:
YOUNG GENTLEMAN, COLLEGE GRADUATE, 20, REFINED, OLD FAMILY, FINE APPEARANCE, DISCREET, DESIRES MEETING WEALTHY LADY; OBJECT, ANYTHING: MATRIMONY IF CONGENIAL. ADDRESS Y.Y. 210 HERALD.
"Matrimony if congenial," my eye! He just put that there to look semi-respectable, but Y.Y. is just looking for a good time. My favorite part about this ad is the decision to put the whole thing in all-caps. Either he's really, really serious about this, or he wants to make sure his ad gets seen - or both, I suppose.
I think our little college graduate is a bit low on money. He says he's from an old family, but that doesn't necessarily mean he's from a wealthy one. So, he's hoping to find some rich chick who'll support him a little bit here and there and in exchange he'll do, well, anything! Come to think of it, I suppose he might well be serious about the matrimony part. If he's that low on funds, and he and his wealthy lady get along, perhaps a marriage would be not such a bad idea. He'd hardly be the first man looking for a sugar mama through the personals.
Keeping this short today because I have to run - I doubt there's anything I can say about this ad that's more enlightening than this...
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