Even in the women's magazines that I used to buy, the letters were all about reality shows and the love lives of TV personalities. There were photos of hen parties and/or animals in silly costumes, and not one letter worth reading, so I won't be making my fortune that way.
But in a sixty-year-old cook-book I found a newspaper cutting of a letter sent to the Times that did make me chuckle.
I can't decide if it was written tongue-in-cheek or not - what do you think?
The old flat-iron
I sympathise with your correspondent who wrote about the flat-iron cure (this page last week). In case he gets a return of his lumbar pains, he may like to know that a really hot iron is not necessary.
This, if done for about 10 minutes, will be found to produce a most comforting and lasting cure.
From Lord Sandhurst, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk