Harvard Magazine: “I read it for the articles,” as they say, but there’s a monthly gem that often goes unnoticed: the personal ads! Yes, there are still people who take out personal ads in print media. And here’s one from the most recent issue:
Professional, loving Jewish-Italian family, Brookline, MA, with mature, beautiful and accomplished daughter age 21 seeks applicant for position of son-in-law. Must be at least 21, family and career oriented with great expectations. No political tests though occupants of Zuccotti Park need not apply. Applicants and/or parents send resume to [address redacted because I know some mischievous types read this blog.]
Can this be real? Is there any chance the poor daughter knows her parents did this? Are they just going to, like, leave the resumes fanned out on her childhood desk for her to find? I cannot lie, I am tempted to write these people. But surely whatever I’d find out would either be boring or something I didn’t really like knowing.
Also, isn’t “occupants of Zuccotti Park need not apply” a political test?