Sunday, March 13, 2005


Coming soon to a recycling box near you

As I mentioned a couple of days ago, I got my knickers in a twist over an article in the Ottawa Citizen that threatened to cut bus service to my end of suburbia, so I cranked out a letter to the editor.

They ran my letter this morning, and a picture to go along with it. Can I take a minute to say how much I hate being edited? (Yet more reasons to love blog.) Oh well, it's still fun to be published. My only real complaint is that I ended my letter with "if it ain't broke..." and they finished the axiom for me by adding the "don't fix it." Just makes it seem more trite, IMHO. They also changed a couple of key words, and even changed the intro where I originally mentioned the bus I was riding was the bus they were talking about cutting -- it sounds like I make it a habit of reading the morning paper out loud to the other people on the bus just for fun.

Funny how just a few changes can alter the tone of it ever so slightly... or maybe it's having had a few days to cool down that reading my own letter gives me the impression I come off as a bit of a lunatic? I think I'll stick to blog from now on. Until the next time I get my knickers in a twist...