Friday, January 23, 2009

Dear World:

My friend Sue sent me this and gave me permission to send it on. I think it's great. I'm not sure if she wrote it or someone else did, but see what you think.

Dear World:
We, the United States of America, your top
quality supplier of ideals of democracy, would
like to apologize for our 2001-2008 interruption
in service. The technical fault that led to this
eight-year service outage has been located, and
the software responsible was replaced November
4, 2008. Early tests of the newly installed
program indicate that we are now operating
correctly, and we expect it to be fully
functional on January 20, 2009. We apologize for
any inconvenience caused by the outage. We look
forward to resuming full service and hope to
improve service in years to come. We thank you
for your patience and understanding.


Joel said...

Meanwhile, the search continues for a detergent that will remove that unsightly purple stuff from your fingers and restore you to your former state.

Mile High Pixie said...


While I'm trying really hard to take the high road and be civil and constructive with all viewpoints, I still allow myself the occasional snarkolepsy like this. :-)

Earthbound Spirit said...

I received this, too, Ms. K. It seems to have gone viral. Funny, because it's too true!

Joel said...

Snarkolepsy! I love that! I intend to plagiarize it shamelessly. Thanks, MHP!

ms. kitty said...

It is a great expression, MHP, thanks.

Miss Kitty said...

LOL! Awesome!

Mile High Pixie said...

It isn't my original line, so please plagiarize away, my peeps!

ms. kitty said...

Hey, very cool, we're your peeps!

Joel said...

Cool! I always wanted to be a Peep!

If Max is one, too, would that make him a peeping tom?

ms. kitty said...

Well, I think technically he would be a peeping post-Tom.

Joel said...

So, more of a eunukitty, then.

ms. kitty said...

Right on.

kim said...

I got that as an email too.
It really says it. We've been off-line for 8 years (or is it more like 38?).
I found myself saying "America is back!" after the election.

I proposed the toast at our election celebration:
"May Barack Obama live long and fulfill his promise!"

(It was a potluck, with all foods starting with B or O.)

ms. kitty said...

What a great celebratory thing to do, Kim!