RE: Creative Writing Assignment - humor

Subject: RE: Creative Writing Assignment - humor
From: <Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 06:35:40 -0700

I'm rather fond of Fran Lebowitz's take on the subject:

"I understand, of course, that many people find smoking objectionable.
That is their right. I would, I assure you, be the very last to
criticize the annoyed. I myself find many -- even most -- things
objectionable. Being offended is the natural consequence of leaving
one's home. I do not like aftershave lotion, adults who roller-skate,
children who speak French, or anyone who is unduly tan. I do not,
however, go around enacting legislation and putting up signs. In private
I avoid such people; in public they have the run of the place. I stay at
home as much as possible, and so should they. When it is necessary,
however, to go out of the house, they must be prepared, as I am, to deal
with the unpleasant personal habits of others. That is what "public"


-----Original Message----- From: John Posada


You didn't. There are just some people who look for opportunities to
practice indignation every chance they get. I'll also bet their Delete
key is shiny and new-looking...mine, the letters are rubbing off.

I thought it quite amusing.


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