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Excellent note from a reader

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by MU_was_not_so_hard, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    So Joe Reader (no name, just a return address) cuts out one of my stories from Sunday in which I've used "there" instead of "their" in a quote. Yeah, dumb error, but honestly, I'm not going to kill myself over it. Just try to make sure I don't do it again.
    Joe Reader has highlighted the error, and with a red pen on the top of the page writes:

    Yes, the return address on this one will be utilized.
  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Do not stoop to his level. You are better than that. Throw it away and move on.
  3. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

    Um, maybe he was kidding.
  4. I got a similar piece of mail from a reader last year. It was a postcard written to complain about my choice of words in a game story:

    "Why does that god damned rotten bastard Fletch_F._Fletch say 'drained' when writing about basketball? Cant you find some INTELLIGENT person who kmows how to write?"

    As if the typos weren't entertaining enough, the front of the card had a picture depicting the three wise men offering their gifts to Christ with the words, "peace, joy, love" underneath.

    I'll give the guy this, though: He put his name and address on the card.
  5. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Dammit Dad, you never let me have any fun.
  6. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    My confederate billage is with Uncle Jeff.
  7. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    You have lots of fun. Just pick your spots.
    This ain't one of them.
  8. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    You and your "life lessons."
  9. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Hey, it's my job.
  10. Taylee

    Taylee Member

    I never respond to hate mail. Just see if there is a valid point, make note of it and toss the note in the trash.
  11. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    Gregg Doyel likes the way you think.
  12. BigRed

    BigRed Active Member

    That letter needs to find the circular file.... just learn your lesson and proof-read better.
    No good can come from Doyel-style justice.
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