I have been dating my boyfriend for almost three years now (there’s less than a month to go for our third anniversary). We recently decided to get engaged and our parents were well, over the moon. 😀
But before a formal decision could be taken, my boyfriend wrote my father a letter. I have blanked out a few names, incidents, dates in this letter for the sake of anonymity. Yes, it would be way too easy for a lot of people here to figure out who we are. 😀 I hope the content more than makes up for it though. Here is the email-
As you’re aware, I have been employed in an unofficial capacity with Das and Co. as Boyfriend – the Department of Ankita Das, since the 8th of December, 2010. During these 3 years (nearly there) I have gained a thorough understanding of the organisation, and the role assigned to me in particular. I have undergone rigorous training in varied fields like Shopping; Mood Swings; preferred TV series, movies and music; Organisational Structure and Behaviour; What I May and May Not Wear; and How my Facial Hair must be arranged, to name a few.
Working in this department has been, and continues to be, an immensely pleasurable experience. I believe that the adulation and awards I have received over the years suggest that the department has had a similar experience. I strongly believe that with my enhanced theoretical and practical knowledge, I am now ready for a promotion. I hereby request you to consider my candidature for the position of Fiance – Ankita Das. The department has already made an unofficial offer in that direction. I hope you will give the matter due consideration and accept my application. Kindly find my CV attached with this mail.
I promise to continue performing to the best of my ability and meet the expectations the organisation has come to expect of me. I am confident that with your support and guidance, I shall continue to deliver good performance day after day, month after month, year after year.
Yeah, his resume was attached. 😀
And for those of you who are wondering what my father thought of this, here is what he wrote in response to my boyfriend’s letter:
“Dear Sri Jakati
Das & Co is in receipt of your application sent vide email dated 1/11/2013. The matter is under active consideration and will be communicated to you shortly after due processes and approval from appropriate authority.
In the meanwhile you are advised to continue to gather more experience and discharge your duties to the best of your ability. This may be treated as an in principle approval of your application till further orders. It is also understood the Directors of the company (i.e. my mother, my sister and I) are inclined to give one more promotion at the earliest. The 51% shareholder and the MD of the company (i.e. my mother) is too keen on this. However, the youngest Director of the Company (i.e. my sister) has some reservations regarding the consequential change in status of Ankita Das (i.e. me) after your next promotion.
PS: Advisory note of Chairman: It is critically important for you to get more acquainted with the issues of mood swings, shopping, TV serials etc. of all the female directors of the company. You may also focus more on your skills as a singer. By this you could influence all the decisions of the MD in your favour.”
By far the most romantic thing anyone has ever done for me. I blushed all day. In fact, I am blushing as I write this . 🙂