December 1, 2008

Follow-up to "Cover Letter to Philip Morris"

Someone that I don't know in L.A. wrote to me today with a comment on my last post regarding my cover letter to Philip Morris. He says:

Second-hand smoke aside, no one's forcing you or your uncle to buy or smoke cigarettes. Tobacco and alcohol are legal, yet they kill hundreds of thousands each year. Marijuana is illegal, and it kills so few people that I can't find a statistic on it. How is that possible ?

My responses to stoner dude can be summarized as follows:

1. Sweetie, it's called sarcasm.

2. From where did you pull this uncle? I mentioned my imaginary husband Johnny and my yet-to-be-conceived youngest daughter Ellen with the lazy eye. But there was no uncle.

3. Start your own blog. You can be on your soap-box and cite epidemiologic data (or your lack thereof) as much as you want to.

2 comments:

Becky said...

He obviously didn't read any of your other posts or your profile...too funny!!!

I'm just me... said...

Hmmm, he sounds like an interesting fella. I think maybe he's smoked one too many!