I wrote a rather scathing email to the editor of a local paper, expressing some of my thoughts about the general stupidity of the people in this city.
Here’s a few excerpts :
Just when I thought this city couldn’t get any dumber, they’ve done it again! Voters of this city seem to welcome with open arms to office anyone who has been indicted, so leave it to these brilliant minds to decide that
marijuana is not okay, but alcohol and tobacco are
I really think the heat down
here is frying peoples’ brains (unlike pot, which does not kill brain cells. Alcohol does.)
Lafayette citizens are hardly angels. In fact, it seems like the local
past-time of choice is drunken driving.
Until moving to Lafayette, I’d never really seen TRUE stupidity. It only gets worse too, because the smart ones move away to greener pastures, preferable pastures where the infant mortality rate, poverty rate, etc, isn’t among the highest in the nation.
I think I’m going to keep my pot smoking on the down-low from now on…
–anonymous (for fear that a drunken redneck will knock down my door and beat me senseless with an Abita beer bottle)
hmm excerpts… well actually that’s almost all of the letter. Oh well. (Abita is a local beer, BTW) And Lafayette is Louisiana. Anyway, when I wrote the email, I was semi-delerious from sleep deprivation and really just blowing off a little bit of steam.
Much to my surprise, the editor emailed me back the next day saying she’d love to print my letter, BUT I could not be anonymous. She would have to print my full name in the paper
and have my full address for her records.
My initial reaction was ABSOFRIGGINLUTELY NOT! These damn rednecks down here will have me for lunch (with a side of alligator).
But then I got to thinking. Child molesters, the most dispicable human beings in the world have to put their pictures, names, and addresses right there in the paper for all to see and you never hear about any of them getting tracked down and clobbered.
So what do you guys think? Should I go ahead and flame 130,000 people simultaneously or should I just keep my big mouth shut? (Actually I’m a very quiet person until you put a pen in my hand)