Friday, July 24, 2009

Dear So and So.....Friday Edition

Dear Toyota Service Department,

When I come in for an oil change, all I want is an oil change. Quit trying to get me to spend hundreds of dollars on unnecessary work. It's a Toyota, after all, and my regular mechanic tells me most of what you want to do is BS.

Seriously close to being a former Toyota owner,


Dear Appliance Manufacturers:

How do you arrange it so that SEVERAL different appliances all seem to crap out at the same time? My refrigerator alternately freezes and warms things, my microwave oven door seems iffy, and last night the dehumidifier started emitting a not-so-pleasant smell. Nothing is more than 13 years old. These are not my first appliances but their predecessors all seemed to last much longer.

Soon to be in-debt homeowner,


Dear Garden Slugs,

Please get OUT of my yard. Weather wise this has been the worst summer in my history and you aren't helping much by making lace out of my broccoli leaves.

Lady with the flashlight coming to pick your ass off my plants,


Dear Lucy,

The next time you see one of those striped black and white cats that waddle, leave it alone! Your little face still stinks and I'm tired of washing your bedding,

The loving mom you've got wrapped around your paw,


Dear Rosey,

Please stop looking so old. It makes me sad to realize you aren't the cute little puppy we brought home from Canada 9 years ago, and you aren't going to be with us forever and ever.

The loving wife of the man you have wrapped around your paw,


Dear Readers,

This is fun! If you want to give it a go, grab the button from my side bar (courtesy of Kat at 3 Bedroom Bungalow) and go!



Tammy Howard said...

Dear Sandy,

This was a very fun post and I look forward to reading more!


Badass Geek said...

About your refridgerator... I'd have someone who is relatively technically minded to take a look at either the defrost heater or the defrost thermostat (both located in the freezer). I used to work as an appliance tech, and I'm thinking thats where the problems may lie.

No guarantees, though. ;)

Kathy Garmus said...

Don't get me started on Toyota.

A former Toyota owner.

Donna Gotlib said...

A pie tin filled with beer will solve your garden woes. Serve it to your slugs and they will leave your leafy greens behind forever as they party off towards Jesus.

Sandy said...

Donna....I’ve heard that and haven’t tried it lately. This is the first in many years I’ve had such a problem. The only issue with the beer is that it’s been raining often at night. Will they like deluted beer, do you think?

Housewife Savant said...

I LIKE the open letters.

Why is it that all I get is a brain fart when I see a writing prompt?

I probably have several options to make the open letter workable (my Camry is at the dealership right NOW! My dishwasher is a piece of crap.), but I failblog instead.

You did a good job.

I got nothing.

Pam said...

These are very funny and probably pretty cathartic, too. But like Savant, I get a brain fart (or fot, if you live in RI) whenever I'm presented with a writing prompt, too. I'll have to give it some thought.

Cammie said...

stopping by from Kats....I feel you on the aging puppy....seems like yesterday not 13 years ago that I got my "first" baby

stepfabulous said...

LOL - that was so funny. We too often have problems with those little black and white cats. Peeeeeeeeeyouuuuuuuuuu!!!! My dryer just crapped out, and it too is NOT that old. Perhaps 4 years?

Just Breathe said...

That was entertaining. I may join up after my company leaves and vacations are over. Cute idea.

Night Owl Mama said...

LOL that was GREAT thanks for SHaring. OMGosh your blog is SUPER cute I luv it

I'm stalking u oopps I mean FOllowing U

coming by from SITS to say HEllo

The Laughing Idiot said...

I'm here from Kat's.

On the garden slugs. Make sure you have them all off and put copper strips around the perimeter - something about the copper repels them. If you don't have copper strips, you could try pennies, but I'm not sure if that would work - they don't have as much copper in them as they used to.

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Sandy,
Thanks for your super kind visit today. I always appreciate it.

Hope you car gets better soon.

Have a wonderfully blessed weekend.
~Warmly, Melissa :)

Kristin said...

We found a trusty mechanic and I swear he's worth more than gold!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!
I hate taking my car to the dealership for work, they always try to make me do more than whats needed!

Ginger said...

My favorite is the slug letter - all professional and diplomatic - and then you go all "Shaft!" on 'em.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

So Funny! Happy Saturday to you! I am slowly making my way around to all the blogs that visited me when I was featured on SITS to say "Thank you". It is indeed a fabulous SITStahood.
Be blessed!

Sandy said...

Laughing Idiot...that's a remedy I hadn't heard.

Melissa...there's nothing WRONG with my car! Despite what the dealer was trying to pull on me.

DeeDee...I guess it's a common 'problem.' It must work on some people.

Ginger...Glad you apprecited my enthusiasm...I HATE slugs!!

Captain Dumbass said...

Try drying out egg shells and then sprinkling them around your plants. I'm not sure about slugs, but snails hate it. Also, it's good for your plants.

Mom in High Heels said...

Great letters. Isn't it nice to let it out? I look forward to writing my Dear So and So letters every Friday.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. After hopping over here I absolutely know which pair of my shoes is your favorite. :)

Delaney said...

I think that this is a pretty good idea. You get to get stuff off your chest and have some fun doing it.

Lisa Anne said...

I can relate to your Toyota incedent, let me tell you Dodge is no better. It's why I traded in my Charger for a Honda. Well kinda teh reason, gas prices did have a little effect on that.

This does look like it could be fun. LOL

Jeanie said...

Totally delightful! And I couldn't agree with you more about the Toyota folks!


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