Good shaped nose
On Boxing Day, I called her a little later, having again made the excuse of needing to exercise my leg.
'Did you get the email, honey?'
Of course, I hadn't checked.
'I will let you read it' she said, and we spent the next hour or so talking about other things.
Early the following morning I read her note:
I meant everything I said yesterday. You are definitely the one for me. I can't wait for our happy life to begin. I have no doubt. Just tell me when that day will be.
You know what honey? I am not one of those lower class girls who just choose a man for his money. They marry early to escape their bad home life. But as you say, I have a happy home, so I can marry for the love. And I have a good job, I make my own money. So I am not one of those girls. So don't worry honey, I am a decent girl from a good family. You are lucky that you find me, and not one of those other girls.
Honey, the Chinese fortune teller always tell me, I have a good shaped nose. My nose will bring my future husband good luck about the money. If he has a job, he will be promoted. If he has a business, he will get more clients. So if you marry me honey, you will be successful. I know that is very important to a man. So you see, I can help your career too.
Honey, I love you, and I will always be by your side. But honey, I will be patient, I will wait for you.'