Sunday, August 1, 2010

Things I Enjoy...

Things I enjoy...

* Disc golf
* Diet Coke
* Grammatically correct rejection letters

Let's take a look at this one:

"Hi Bret: Thanx for the poems but we cant use them."

1. My name is plastered all over my submission. At least have the courtesy of spelling it right in the rejection letter.

2. "Thanx" for using internet slang in a letter sent from a company that is, I assume, in the business of keeping the English language alive and respectable.

3. Proper apostrophe usage is not too difficult. I assume (and this might be where I make a wrong turn) that you know how to use them. It's like people who don't use turn signals. How difficult is it to take a second to move your pinky an inch and a half and let me know if you are going to turn in front of me? That being said, I know you are an "important" guy and you only accept about 1% of all submissions you receive, but you can't take a fraction of a second to include an apostrophe in the appropriate place in my rejection letter? I guess for important guys, those fractions of seconds really do add up. Regular peons like me are stuck wasting precious milliseconds putting in little marks before S's and T's.


  1. Sheesh. I wonder if he was on an iPhone or something. Still..

  2. Looks like he needs a poster from the Oatmeal about how to use apostrophes.