We've been looking to rent a place for the last couple of months now. Are these criteria a little too stringent, you think?
*Must be ground floor or first floor only( I don't want to pant up too many stairs to reach Peanut if the lift isn't working), but yet very safe and well-protected ( a veritable fortress)
*Must be reasonable rent (But, of course)
*Must be large and spacious ( Hey, we've lived in Bombay for the last 1.5 years. Enough of feeling cramped)
*Must be in a particular colony where we have relatives (And which is notoriously prime property with hardly any empty flats)
*Must have nice flooring ( My husband has a fascination for wooden flooring. I have no idea why)
*Must have a balcony with a nice view (So what if it is the ground or first floor, we demand an aerial view of the city)
*Must have a servant quarter (I no longer remember why this is important, considering we've done very well without this all our lives)
*Must have excellent club facilities (After all, we see ourselves using the gym, swimming, playing squash and doing aerobics every day of the week)
*Must have plenty of greenery around ( We're nature lovers and Peanut deserves to grow up with a park nearby)
*Must have an easily accessible shopping complex, availability of home delivery for food and other groceries ( We're a busy lot)
WE WANT IT ALL! AND WE WANT IT NOW!
What's unreasonable about that?