The Revolution is Not a Dinner Party

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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Email war: resolved

OK, now I feel bad....

Here is the reply I got:


I have taken you off my email list. I truly did not understand that I was sending it to the incorrect mailing. I just thought my brotherin law was being rude.

Did you realize that when you are mad, that you do not like yourself. No capitals when addressing yourself. When you were nice and addressing my son, you capitalized the I when addressing yourself.

Have a nice life. Signing off.


Fuck finals for making me irrationally crabby. Also, for the record, I told her several times in the past about when she says "I thought my brotherin law was being rude," she must have thought he was trying to pretend like he didn't know her.


At 11:09 AM, Blogger rfn said...

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At 11:10 AM, Blogger rfn said...

this close reading is fascinating on so many levels. i imagine many a PhD thesis on emily dickinson could spring from the well of her theory that capitalization is a function of self-esteem. and e.e. cummings? i'm sure i couldn't say. as you might have noticed, (lower-case) i have a personal stake in this debate...

also, your moment of transition from lower-case to capitals occurs not in your salute to her son, but rather, in your recommendation of the nuanced deconstruction of postwar malaise that is "coming home." a coincidence? unlikely.

At 4:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Did you realize that when you are mad, that you do not like yourself."

Does this woman realize that when she is being patronizing, she doesn't use question marks?

At 4:41 PM, Blogger JS said...



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