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Letters from a Nut
A couple of my esteemed colleagues drew my attention to this book and I'm glad they did. It is a collection of falsely written letters by author Ted L. Nancy to various organizations and businesses. In one, he poses as someone who wishes to take his own mattress to the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. In another, he pretends to want to temporarily install his own pop machine in his room at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino, also in Las Vegas. And in a third letter, he writes to the Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland, Washington, saying that he travels with his 2200 pet red ants and would like to know if the staff there could accommodate his entourage. Printed after each letter is the answer he received. Part of me is uneasy about his writing fraudulent communications and taking up workers' busy time with such frivolity. But another part of me (probably the greater part!) found these missives to be absolutely hilarious. Some of the responses were written with very matter-of-fact denials of the author's requests. In others, staff bent over backwards to provide the proverbial great customer service. Skim through this book. You will LOL.
Letters from a nut