Sunday, October 31, 2004


I am increasingly fond of the London Times letters to the editor. (The romance is easier to pursue since The Times opened scattered nooks and crannies of its site to surfers unwilling to pay extortionate subscription rates.) This item appeared yesterday:


An English teacher of mine received from his book club a demand for £0.00, which he ignored. Increasingly threatening demands followed, despite correspondence pointing out the stupidity of the same.

The demands ceased only when, in desperation, he sent a cheque in the sum of £0.00.

Yours faithfully,

Renaissance Chambers,
Gray’s Inn Chambers,
Gray’s Inn,