The Worst (Also Best) Reader Email I've Ever Received
Sometimes I write articles. Usually, at least one person feels motivated to email me about that article. I like receiving reader emails, because sending an email is usually just enough of a time investment to weed out people who don’t read the article and therefore have something to say.
Which brings me to an email I recently received. It was in response to an article I wrote about how American cars are now too big for parking spaces. Well, it wasn’t really in response to the article.
Here is the email in full:
I just saw the headline for your article about American cars getting too big for parking spaces.
With no intent to be insulting, you are obviously just a youngster. If you were just a little bit older you would know the opposite is true: parking spaces, like airline seats, have been getting smaller for decades.
One only has to look back at the cars of the 50', 60's, and early 70''s. The Cadillacs, Buicks, Oldsmobiles, Ford Galaxy, Lincoln, and even Chevys were all huge land barges floating down the road making any corner a precarious adventure.
I will freely admit, I have not read the article so maybe I have missed your point, but the headline is so wrong, I felt moved to address it.
“I will freely admit, I have not read the article”
“I will freely admit”
“I have not read the article”
It’s all so perfect. I’m going to frame it.
Don’t be like this guy. Read the article.