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Seeing as we've got confessions and problems and issues springing up in threads all over the shop, I thought it might be interesting to have an open letter thread. Cathartic, perhaps. From your mother ruining your wedding, to your boyfriend who can't stop peeing on the toilet seat, or even that guy on the bus who kept making that annoying noise with his mouth, get it out here.

I'll get the ball rolling.

To my dear darling boyfriend,

Just because you are technically 'clean' when you come out the shower, it doesn't mean that I am okay with using the same towel you've been rubbing all over yourself for a month. I know you have others. I bought you two myself. Drag them out from the murky depths of the laundry basket, wash them and allow me the temporary use of a clean one.

Love, Cat

Dear Josh:
Useful and more powerful synonyms for hate: loathe, despise, abominate, scorn, repudiate, vilify (which is what you do when you hate them).
Tell them they are "meretricious" and they'll think it's a compliment. It isn't. It has nothing to do with merit. A meretrice is a whore.

YG, roving girl etymologist

Dear Physio Dude:
Please solve the situation soonest, and keep me coming in at 8.30 AM. I need the time during the day for other stuff, and the sooner you relax those muscles the sooner I can stop pouring cash into your coffers.
The offer to trade massage for English class still stands, but because your hourly is 3x mine, I know you'll never take it. Yes,  I have to teach for 90 min to get a scant 30 of massage.
So hurry.
YG

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Dear Josh:
Useful and more powerful synonyms for hate: loathe, despise, abominate, scorn, repudiate, vilify (which is what you do when you hate them).
Tell them they are "meretricious" and they'll think it's a compliment. It isn't. It has nothing to do with merit. A meretrice is a whore.

YG, roving girl etymologist

Yes!! Thank you! *taking notes*

Dear Magic Thread,

I'm leaving for Oregon in a few days and I'm freaking out. Freaking out with excitement and with nervousness. As you know, I've been unemployed for almost 5 months. I really need and really want a job. So please please please let me find something.

I can't come back to Ohio. I really can't. While here, I've been depressed, lonely, angry, sad, erratic and self-destructive. I have to get out. I have to stay out. I'm begging you to help me. I won't survive here.

Please.

-Josh

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Dear HH,

thank you for thinking of Gary.
I am definitely still in mourning for her.  I have stopped spontaneously crying, but am still crying A LOT.  I know I should be thankful for the time I spent with her, and celebrate the life that she did have, but I can't do that yet.  I still expect her to be around and cry when I realise she won't be ever again.
So it means so much to me to know you are thinking of her too.

thank you,
Shell xx

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Dear Shell,

Gary is an amazing soul.  I sometimes still cry for her and you, too.

hh

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dear magical vw,

i had an interview with a company in the nutrition industry tonight... i think i rocked it... good vibes i get this job and get out of hell (aka my current job) before i go insane

amy

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dear magical vw,

i had an interview with a company in the nutrition industry tonight... i think i rocked it... good vibes i get this job and get out of hell (aka my current job) before i go insane

amy

Dear Amy,
I was just gonna ask about the job search. I have a good feeling about your situation, too.

Dear VW,
OK, I'm pathetic. But I'm tired, green, provincial and only about 4 years old. Please send some hugs and good thoughts my way because I'm feeling like a bastard at a family reunion. Not here, IRL.
Tell me ya love me.
Needily, pathetically yours,
YG

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yabbs,

literally everyone loves you! you are my favorite mushroom!! <3 <3 <3 and you are exceptionally awesome

-allison

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yg,

We all love you! I do! And I fucking hate mushrooms, but I've made an exception for you. In you I've found a clever and compassionate lady who is possibly loves words more than I do. You give great advice and you're all around a class act. Don't ever forget it.

-Courtney

Dearest Research Methods class,

I don't think I've simultaneously loved and hated anything more. I'm excited to get this research done, and I'm pretty stoked by my topic of choice. But in one semester? Dear lord. This is the first qualitative research I've done for realsies, and definitely the first time I've had to submit something to a review board for approval. I seem to be the only person in the class genuinely excited about writing this paper. It makes me a little bit nauseous just thinking about the paper, though.

-Courtney

Paper regarding that one Greek skull:

You also make me nauseous. And yet I still love you. It's almost like when I used to eat ice cream. I knew it would make me shit my pants, but it just tasted so good. You're the same way. Presenting you to the Georgia Academy of Science? That makes me want to shit my pants. So writing you is putting me a little bit on edge. Okay, it's way putting me on edge a LOT. So.... go write yourself.

-Courtney

Dear world,

I'm coming to the sad conclusion that I am doomed to a life in academia. I'm socially awkward and I just love the shit out of research. I do things like order textbooks for pleasure reading because they look interesting. I have 24 academic books on my Amazon wishlist. I just need to hit the lottery so I can buy them. So, I know I'm going to have to go to graduate school. Most anthropology programs these days do not offer a terminal master's degree, so I'd have to enter into a PhD track. Again, I feel the need to vomit and shit my pants simultaneously. I don't think I'm smart enough or ready for that. I have three classes left in my undergraduate education. Help!

-Courtney

Members of VW:

I've been MIA for a while. Well, i've had my head rammed inside some anthropology journal or another. I've been so busy with research, reading, and band that I haven't had much time for the internet unless I'm avoiding something. So... I should go now. I love you guys!

Courtney

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Dear world,

What have I done to you? Have I hurt you or something? If so, please tell me and let us work it out because I'm getting tired of the shit you're throwing. I'm not the same as I once was.

-Josh

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Dear YG,
You know all of VW loves you. :)

-PG

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Dear VW,
OK, I'm pathetic. But I'm tired, green, provincial and only about 4 years old. Please send some hugs and good thoughts my way because I'm feeling like a bastard at a family reunion. Not here, IRL.
Tell me ya love me.
Needily, pathetically yours,
YG

I know that feeling all too well. Anyhow! Yabbit - You are so awesome and are awesomely awesome!! I love you and you don't even have to ask or plead -- I'll definitely send you some positive vibes. Not only that, I'll send a response to your email. Be excited! :)

-Josh
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Courtney:

You're awesomely awesome as well!! I mean that. And I know what I'm saying.

-Josh

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we all love you yabbit

GOOD NEWS I HAVE A SECOND INTERVIEW!!!! I THINK I GOT THIS!!! PLEASE HAPPY THOUGHTS!!!

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Dear Courtney,
I want your life for one day. Srsly, you are doing what I wanted to do and didn't have the moxie. Me, I wanted to study Egyptology. But that implied making the cut into Cornell or something (I could have) and living alone in the big city (I couldn't have). I admire you from the bottom of my soul. That comes from the heart, not from the mouth.

Dear Vegwebbers:  :)>>>
I am still feeling fragile today but better than yesterday. Crap, yesterday we were watching an episode of The New Sherlock (The Final Problem) and DH looked at me and suddenly switched it off. He thought the episode was scaring me...nah, it was tense, but it was just too much on top of everything else.
What I love is that you love me even though I'm me. Which right now I wouldn't wish on anyone else, even a seal hunter.

Dear Amy,
You can do this. You will do this.

I love you all.
YG

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Dear Mum,

Isn't it a bit early to start asking me to give my vote to whatever asshat wins the republican nomination?  Do you recall how well this went over with me last time?  Do you recall not speaking to me for nearly 2 months because I refused to vote for that moron from Texas?  If you really want my answer now it's NO, you cannot have my vote.  Feel free to stop talking to me until the election.  I'll miss you but at the same time, I won't.  Also, feel free to stop the barrage of liberal-bashing emails. 

Ta ta,

The Family Liberal

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Dear Cousin Jim,
What Storm said.
YG

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Dear Storm and YG,
That is exactly why I refuse to talk politics with my family.

PG

Dear Dr. B,
You suck.  Out of all the doctors there, why did you have to take my case yesterday?  You just make me feel awkward and crappy about something that a) was completely out of my control, and b) I already feel crappy about and don't need to be made to feel worse.  And for the love of God, you're a doctor; use the actual terminology.  "This will make it easier to deal with...what we're dealing with."  Yeah, thanks for explaining things clearly.  I don't even know what the first medication you prescribed is, or what it's called, or what it's supposed to do, and the only reason I know what the other one is is because I've taken it before.  I hope the pharmacist will actually answer my questions.  You suck you suck you suck.

Go suck somewhere else,
PG

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Deal pathologist yesterday,
You suck too.  I've had my blood sucked many many times in the last few years and this is only the 2nd time there's been trouble.  I have excellent veins.  You just stabbed me wrong...and then you twisted the needle to try and make me bleed faster.  And now I have a sore arm, thanks to you.  The pathologist who took my blood today had no trouble and it only took her about 5 seconds, start to finish.

PG

Dear John Hunter Hospital,
Your parking system is stupid.  Really, really stupid.  Please fix it before I have to go back this afternoon.

PG

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Dear Permanent Grin,
Always talk to your pharmacist about meds if you have any doubts. They actually know what goes with what, what doesn't, and how to take them. I have had my local druggist look at my scrips, go  :o, and say "You can't take this with that, you'll never blink again in life."
She proceeded to call the doctor "for clarification" (unheard of here) and basically told him he was endangering his patients out of ignorance. And she did it so well that he took the advice on board.
I feel you.
Love,
YG

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Dear Dr. B,
You suck.  Out of all the doctors there, why did you have to take my case yesterday?  You just make me feel awkward and crappy about something that a) was completely out of my control, and b) I already feel crappy about and don't need to be made to feel worse.  And for the love of God, you're a doctor; use the actual terminology.  "This will make it easier to deal with...what we're dealing with."  Yeah, thanks for explaining things clearly.  I don't even know what the first medication you prescribed is, or what it's called, or what it's supposed to do, and the only reason I know what the other one is is because I've taken it before.  I hope the pharmacist will actually answer my questions.  You suck you suck you suck.

Go suck somewhere else,
PG

Dear PG,

not sure if you know but I'm a pharmacist with years of experience.  If you do want advice about anything, PM me.  I'll keep it confidential, but if you don't want to discuss with me I completely understand.
Shell xx

PS I'm off on holiday the day after tomorrow, so won't be online for a week and a half after that.

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Dear yabbit,

thanks for understanding us pharmacists.....not many people understand we do more than just count pills. Even though I work in hospital and don't even dispense medication, everyone thinks I just count pills.

Shell x

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Dear Dr. B,
You suck.  Out of all the doctors there, why did you have to take my case yesterday?  You just make me feel awkward and crappy about something that a) was completely out of my control, and b) I already feel crappy about and don't need to be made to feel worse.  And for the love of God, you're a doctor; use the actual terminology.  "This will make it easier to deal with...what we're dealing with."  Yeah, thanks for explaining things clearly.  I don't even know what the first medication you prescribed is, or what it's called, or what it's supposed to do, and the only reason I know what the other one is is because I've taken it before.  I hope the pharmacist will actually answer my questions.  You suck you suck you suck.

Go suck somewhere else,
PG

Dear PG,

not sure if you know but I'm a pharmacist with years of experience.  If you do want advice about anything, PM me.  I'll keep it confidential, but if you don't want to discuss with me I completely understand.
Shell xx

PS I'm off on holiday the day after tomorrow, so won't be online for a week and a half after that.

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Dear yabbit,

thanks for understanding us pharmacists.....not many people understand we do more than just count pills. Even though I work in hospital and don't even dispense medication, everyone thinks I just count pills.

Shell x

Dear Shell,
I know you're a pharmacist and I probably would have asked you if I had any idea what the drug was even called.  I didn't see Dr. Idiot yesterday, just the pharmacist and the nurse, and they were both very helpful and gave me an information sheet so I knew what I was taking.  So I don't need your help now, but thanks for offering.

Love,
PG

P.S.  I also realize you're much more than a pill counter.  Thanks for the important work that you do. :)

Dear VW,
I am in for a really bad weekend.  Good vibes/thoughts/prayers/whatever would be appreciated.

Thanks,
PG

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