101 Great Love Letters : Matrimonial Letter
October 30 - 2006
Dear Mr. X,
You will permit me to address you as X. Because as news paper’s box number has no name and for the same reason you can call me Y if you like. But I shall tell you my real name is Pooja.
I think I answer to the qualifications of the type of girl you want and that has induced me to contact you. I am an undergraduate, well-versed in music and badminton, although I have still to learn cookery which you think desirable in a wife. I am sure I shall pick up kitchen work in no time.
Surely there would be many other applicants and so I can only think of myself as one of the many competitors and it would be vanity on my part to think that I am to be the luckiest of all to be chosen by you although in the final selection I too have to decide whether you would be a fit partner for me. It is true that I am not as wealthy as you are. But wealth is not the only thing that matters. There is something like compatibility of temperament which is even more important.
I have thought over and over again whether I should send you my photo and I have finally said NO. It would not be socially proper to entrust you with my photo when there is not even a provisional understanding between us. Besides, a photo is not a good guide, especially for a girl like me who is not particularly photogenic.
Instead of a photo I invite you to meet me personally at my friend’s house - 8, York Palace - on Saturday next and take tea with me. I shall expect you at 5P.M
In case you are not able to come on that day, please let me know what time and day will suit you.
101 Great Love Letters
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