Thursday, March 19, 2009

Letters I hate to receive

Letters that I've received this week, that I wish that I hadn't opened:

"A case of headlice has been reported in your son and/or daughter's classroom"

"A registered sex offender has moved into your building"

"The forbearance period has ended on loan XXXXXXX, and payments resume starting March 31"

...and of course, all the bank statements and student loan statements. I used to love checking the mail back when I had a zillion pen pals and actually got real letters. Now I'm lucky if I get a baby shower invitation sent every few months.

Oh, by the way, the price of a first class stamp goes up to $.44 on May 11. Lame.

Postscript - Two thorough checks, and Rosie's lice free. Whew!


Hizzeather said...

Wow...lice and perverts. You are having one hell of a week!

Lia said...

I used to have pen pals! It's a sad sad loss to society, a dying art and a gosh darn shame people don't write letters anymore. And hello, who gets an actual invite anymore, they're all e-vites!! No effort anymore.

devri said...


Lori said...

On the positive note: Rosie is lice free. That is a great deal to be thankful for.

Lia said...

lice   /laɪs/ [lahys] –noun pl. of louse.
louse   /n. laʊs; v. laʊs, laʊz/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [n. lous; v. lous, louz] Show IPA noun, plural lice  /laɪs/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [lahys] Show IPA for 1–3, lous⋅es for 4, verb, loused, lous⋅ing.
–noun 1. any small, wingless insect of the order Anoplura (sucking louse), parasitic on humans and other mammals and having mouthparts adapted for sucking, as Pediculus humanus (body louse or head louse) and Phthirius pubis (crab louse or pubic louse).
2. any insect of the order Mallophaga (bird louse, biting louse, or chewing louse), parasitic on birds and mammals, having mouthparts adapted for biting.
3. plant louse.
4. Slang. a contemptible person, esp. an unethical one.

–verb (used with object) 5. to delouse.

—Verb phrase6. louse up, Slang. to spoil; botch: Miscasting loused up the movie.

bef. 900; 1910–15 for def. 4; ME lous(e), luse, pl. lise, lice; OE lūs, pl. lȳs; c. D luis, G Laus, ON lūs

Nicole said...

Wow Lia...that dictionary description was pretty thorough. As if I haven't been thinking about lice enough this week...

Kemi said...

Lice? *shudder*



(Make it stop!)

E-mail me your address, and I'd be happy to send you some letters! :)

Quixotic Healer said...

Great! Now my head itches, lol.

Erin said...

Yikes :( I also hate checking the mail, and tend to put it off for days at a time, because it's always the same thing... medical bills, utility bills, loan payment forms, oh and let's not forget those lovely JUNK MAIL CIRCULARS. I get one of those every day since we moved here.

That's really unfortunate about the sex offender though... ugh.

Matthew Glenn said...

I hate all those letters, make sure I don't get any of them!

Misty said...

I really miss real mail, too. I hate e-card birthday cards, even though they DO show that someone is thinking of you! Send me your address and I'll send you a real letter!

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