Friday, March 12, 2010

Dear So-and-So

Dear So and So...

Something new...I've been reading Alix's Dear So and So posts for awhile now over at Casa Hice, but for some reason today I suddenly felt the urge to jump in and join the party! Maybe it's 'cause I've been feeling stressed again this week, but I've just got to get some things off my chest.


Dear London,

I know we barely know each other, but I'd like to give you a heads-up about some potential new residents arriving soon who are very dear to me. They're not 100% sure yet they'll be making the move, but they're (mostly) pretty excited about it. I'm not sure how I feel yet; I'll miss them greatly, but on the other hand, it will be a great opportunity for you and I to get to know each other better. And of course, we'll have to stop in to see your half-sister Paris, once we're in the neighborhood. At any rate, I would appreciate it if you could extend your most gracious welcome to my loved ones, especially considering the difficulties of a trans-Atlantic move. I'm sure you understand.

Hope to see you soon,


Dear Sub-Prime Customers,

I know that spending 4 minutes on the phone with me, making sure we have your correct address, and that the dealer didn't pocket half of your down payment or lie to you about being required to purchase a service warranty, is a huge sacrifice to you. But I'd think that the $18,000 we're putting up, so you can style around in that SUV that you just had to have, instead of the reliable compact car across the lot, just might make it worth your time. So can the attitude, and don't blame us that your previous repossessions and consistently late mortgage payments jacked your interest rate up on a luxury car you only put $500 down on. Oh, and by the way--I can hear you peeing. And no, it doesn't improve my impression of you.

Good luck with those payments,
Your Friendly Loan Processor


Dear Car Dealer,

I'm not an idiot. I can tell that paycheck is falsified, and I know that a "service address" on a utility bill is not where she makes her payments. Get your documentation straight before you send in the contract, and maybe it won't take 10 days to get your money.

Efficiently yours,
Your Frustrated Loan Processor


Dear Rosie,

Thank you so much for your patience with us. I know it must be frustrating and tiresome to spend so many hours alone each day. And then I come home, too tired to give you a good, long walk, but not too tired to spend my few free hours in front of the computer, ignoring you. And, other than ripping open Jennifer's giveaway prize I'd so carefully wrapped, and leaving the bare bar of soap in the middle of the living room as if to say, "I could eat a third one, if I really wanted to"--other than that, you've been so good! I really do appreciate what a great dog and companion you are. I'll try to keep you from temptation next week.

Hugs and squeezes,
Your Human
PS Oh, and I'm gonna start back to teaching in a couple of weeks, so, um...sorry, it's not gonna get better anytime soon.


Dear Jennifer,

There may be a slight delay in the arrival of your giveaway prize. Never fear, it will be toothmark-free. I hope.



Dear Spring,

Is that you? I thought I saw you slinking in, behind those curtains of rain. The damp and dark disguised your slowly rising temperatures, but that red-winged blackbird I heard last week told me to be on the lookout. Then the daffodils started trumpeting your arrival earlier this week. I'm sure the fruit trees and other flowers will be re-decorating for you very soon. Please make yourself comfortable; we'd love for you to make it a nice long visit this year. Don't let bossy ol' Summer push you out too fast. Oh, and please, feel free to spread out, I know several distant bloggers who would love to see you, too.

Lots and lots of love,

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  1. Darling Flartus.... you ROCKED your first Dear So and So's. Not easy.

    I'm so honored you linked to me and appreciate the mention so much.

    Dear So and So's are fun - as long as you have the right material. Looks like you are blessed in that department.

    Way to go. Proud of you!

  2. I too loved it. I came by to say hello! I'm REALLY trying to resist temptation of reading your blog. I just can't start another. Oy!

    Oh and the hearing someone pee is hilarious! I must confess, I do it to those I love. I've been known to pee while even on the phone with Alix. :-)

  3. Alix, I had a good teacher. ;)

    Garret, thanks very much for stopping by! Don't worry; I'll only be posting once a week starting in April, if temptation overcomes you after all your struggles.

  4. You did a fantastic job with your first so-and-so letters! My humor is in the toilet with Garret's - my darling daughter used to have a tendency to take the phone into the bathroom when she was talking to me....

    Nancy in Iowa

  5. My brother used to work for Lexus and I remember a story about a 90 year old woman coming in and wanting to finance a $90,000 for 7 years and the Finance Manager rejected her on it cause "frankly he didn't think she would make it that long."

  6. You're a fast learner! You did this Dear So and So like and old pro!

    Loved ones in London will make for great vacationing! I hope everything works out for them and the move, if it happens, is an easy one.

    People pee while taking to you on the phone! Ewwww. A phone in the bathroom is gross enough but peeing too. I'd have to tell them I'll wait while they wash their hands :-)

    Hope spring arrives SOON!

    Have a great rest of the weekend.

  7. I have no idea what Dear So and So is about, but I did find your post rather amusing and entertaining, so I give you a 9 on a scale of 1-10. lol!

    And don't be stressed. It will give you worry lines....and we don't like lines of of any sort now do we?


  8. LOL! I can't believe I almost missed this post. Loved it! Too funny, you did a great job with it and I hope you do some more like it someday. PS. Thank Rosie for not eating my soap, even though I am sure it tastes delicious. (according to Rosie anyway) I think she was just disappointed you didn't let her sign the card so she was trying to sign the soap with a tooth mark or two. LOL :)


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