Arranged Marriage: Probably Not the Answer We’re Looking For Here

WNYC’s Arun Venugopal takes to the streets for his Micropolis series and talks to New Yorkers about “the struggle to find that special someone” and whether or not there is an answer to be found in arranged marriage. Per one 28-year-old Brooklynite Venugopal found smoking outside of a bar in the West Village, “Helllll no.”

Still I can’t help but want to read and hear all about this stuff:

Then dinner was over, and her dad wanted to get down to business. Clearly, however, he had to get something out of the way. He first said all the obvious things about his daughter — how she was a nice person, a smart girl, a good cook.

“But she has one problem,” he said. “Her one toe is shorter than the rest.”

And then, in a lowered, somewhat desperate voice, he said, “Would you like to see?”

For a brief moment, I weighed this tantalizing offer. I knew I’d never again have a chance like this, to motion somewhat imperiously at the unwed girl, as if to say, “Take your shoe off. Let’s see the toe.”

Seriously, how short could it be?

Meanwhile on WNYC, the Brian Lehrer show is on and they’re talking about disclosing your salary with your coworkers. I don’t have it in me to listen to his voice right now but I am very PRO discussing salary with anyone who will listen, while drunk if necessary.



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