“While I don’t normally speak for everyone, this is an open letter, so just assume that I do.”
Dear Open Letter Writer,
Thank you for your recent open letter expressing rage, indignation, and disdain for that incident, situation, or travesty in the news, workplace, or checkout lane, which the rest of us obviously witnessed, narrowly missed, or just clean forgot.
The receipt of your correspondence in my social media feed prompted many emotions, not the least of which was the deep reassurance that the spirit of letters to the editor of my home town newspaper still lives on.
I know you had many choices for unburdening yourself. A person with less important opinions and feelings might have gone with another form of rhetoric—perhaps a personal essay, or a private missive to those who offended you, or a cheeky limerick.
And we, your addressees, would have been deprived, not only of a didactic masterwork, but of the heartwarming effect one normally associates with the accidental opening of hate mail addressed to a stranger.
I know that my day would not have been the same without this act of beneficence. And while I don’t normally speak for everyone, this is an open letter, so just assume that I do.
I’m sure we’ll be hearing more from you soon.
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