Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Services rendered

In 'Lady Behave: A guide to modern manners' (written in 1956) they have a lovely piece of advice on how to word a personal advertisement in the paper. This one is for 'a flat and a job' and goes like this:

'Young couple require flat or similar accommodation in London end of October, while finishing his medical training. Wife will give services during the day. ...'

I would imagine that despite the current cost of accommodation in London they would get plenty of offers for this today..although I don't think that 'Caretaker, receptionist, housework or cooking' would be what they would be expecting in the way of services!

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