Dear clouds, What are you doing in the sky? I am in the San Diego area of California where there is supposed to be perfect weather. Perfect weather, in my book, does not include clouds – apart from maybe the odd artful, white whispy one which drifts across the beautiful blue sky, or light ones that appear in the evening to make the sunset more interesting. Perfect weather certainly does not include cloudy skies which obscure the blue and block out the sun for over an hour at a time! There is even some suggestion that it might rain! From a purely selfish point of view, with no regard at all for the fact that the region needs the water, I hope this is just a temporary state of affairs.
Dear tissues in the washing machine, You are tricky little things, aren’t you? Where do you hide? I check the pockets of items before I put them in the machine and then when the wash has finished there’s that tell-tale white stuff over all of the clothes. You always seem to appear in a dark wash too. I know that in a white wash you wouldn’t be so obvious, but I cannot think of a single occasion where I have discovered tissue covered washing after a white load.
Dear people watching videos on your phones, Is this a new acceptable thing? More and more I am hearing the sounds of people catching up on the news, sporting events, You Tube videos or ‘hilarious’ clips from friends in situations where you would normally expect things to be quite quiet – in a cafe or on the train for example. When did it become ok to invade our lives with your entertainment? Use earphones! It’s sometimes annoying to hear the tinny bass sounds emanating from someone’s earphones when they have their music too loud on the train, but at least they are making the effort to keep it to themselves.
Dear readers, I have been a bit grumpy in these letters, so here’s a Snoopy cartoon to lighten things up.