ONE of the bonuses I glean from writing this column is the mail I receive. The reason many go unpublished is because a large number have attachments, or are a tad too long. I do of course read them all.
The feedback I gain is invaluable and I thank all who take the trouble to put their ideas and suggestion in the perusal pipeline. Some of the suggestions are of course unprintable. Others are actually a physical impossibility! However, as long as they contain even a smidgen of constructive criticism, all are welcome.
I do still of course get the occasional missive that wishes me harm. Don’t worry I’ve been ‘poisoned’ by the very best. I find those particular communications a bit sad really. Some years ago the office did receive a letter addressed to me with the word ‘bomb’ inscribed in the top corner. After a bit of ‘pass the parcel’ one brave EWN staff member deemed to open it. Inside was a card with a WW11 bomb depicted on its front. Not too funny really.
I’ve also received my fair share of mooners. If anyone feels this way inclined in the future, could you make sure you’re female? I’m afraid I’ve never been into male posteriors (no pun intended!).
I did receive a funny one this week. A lady wrote to tell me she had stopped reading the EWN because of me. This was of course not true because she went on to say she was reading this particular issue in the lavatory! Whether she had carried it in with her, considering those particular surroundings gave it more atmosphere, or whether she intended to put it to more practical use I have no idea. Hope not. All the print comes off love. Still it would give hubby the opportunity to read it in bed!
And on that low note (geddit!?) I’ll wish you all au revoir for another week. Keep that mail coming and always.
Keep the Faith
Love Leapy. firstname.lastname@example.org