everyone's a critic
I debated about publicising this, because the person involved would very likely enjoy the attention. Still, it made me giggle like a loon and more importantly it represents an important milestone: my very first grumpy email! It is as follows:
From: "Somba Dih" firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: of water safety and craftiness
Just seen http://www.wittydomainname.com/index.html
Like so many blogs it is puerile.
You are so full of yourself.
Also that Kiwi Jack looks like an attention seeking idiot.
Well of course I'm full of myself - no one writes a blog because they think they have nothing interesting to say. Kiwi Jack isn't an idiot; he simply enjoys hanging large metal objects from his earlobes. It's a fine, longstanding tradition in most countries.
I have to say, this is the most courteous grumpy mail I've ever seen. I rather like the "regards" at the end of the message. It warms my heart to know that this person's mother raised him right and he never forgets his manners. Oh dear Somba, thank you very much for taking the time to write to me. I have included your email address in this post so that people can get in touch with you, just in case you were feeling a bit lonely or perhaps were interested in signing up for numerous interesting email discussion groups.