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Angry reader calls for my retirement (July 29, 1997)

You might enjoy this item that ran in my column about 20 years ago.

I liked it then, and I still like it now.

Here it is, in its entirety, just as it appeared on 7/29/97.


Fan mail from a flounder: An illegibly signed note arrived congratulating us on the thousandth edition of The Slice.

"Throughout the years I have been repeatedly annoyed and disgusted by a large portion of the asinine supposed newsworthy items you print alongside the privacy-invading eavesdropping done by yourself and those you've converted to your tasteless habit. All of which adds to my revulsion due to your often pretentious, holier than thou attitude. So I'm calling for your immediate retirement."

Wow. It's satisfying to have readers so capable of getting in touch with their feelings. Thanks for writing.

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