Housekeeping My Favorite Letter of Last Week
posted by April 3 at 12:00 PMon
Happily, even now that I work for The Stranger full time, there are still little moments of surprise when I read the paper on Wednesday night. One of the things that I have no hand in at all is the Letters Page; I never know which letters are going to wind up running in the paper. Most of the letters in this week’s paper are about Jonah’s great feature from last week, and rightfully so. It’s, well, a great feature.
Unfortunately, this means that my favorite letter in response to the Norwescon books lead that I wrote last week didn’t get to run, so I’m going to share it here. The writer didn’t ask to be anonymous, but I’m going to pretend that he/she requested anonymity, anyway. The entire letter is (sic).
You writer on Norwescon had no true clue as to what the con means to many people. I for one never found in one fucking in the bathrooms and so one. I notice he didnít even discuss the writers panels or the costume panels. Your writer was very limited to his or her very of the con. You should have someone who has an opened mind attend the cons and not just one.
This was not the only letter that I got—I received many well-written responses both positive and negative—and it’s not even the most unintelligible letter I received, but it’s clearly the best. From now on, I solemnly vow to try to write with a true clue.