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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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©2009 Pam Epstein

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