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The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion

13 Jun

It had been a weekend of rude awakenings. I had arrived home after the interaction with the Dean to find that Eva, my housekeeper, had filled in a copy of the Wife Project questionnaire. On the front, she had written: ‘Don. Nobody is perfect. Eva.’Rosie

In my state of heightened vulnerability, i had been extremely affected by this. Eva was a good person whose short skirts were perhaps intended to attract a partner and who would have been embarrassed by her relatively low socio-economic status as she answered questions about postgraduate qualifications and appreciation of expensive food.

……………And it dawned on me that i had not designed the questionnaire to find a woman i could accept, but to find someone who might accept me.

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Posted by on June 13, 2013 in Books, Quotes

 

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