I previously explained the concept of our local newspaper's "Sound Off" section here. But the concept's easy: all are welcome to call the paper anonymously, leave a message, then see their wisdom printed up with proper spelling just a few days later.
Today, I have two examples from last week's papers. We'll begin with the mundane then proceed to the histrionic. Is my little town in Madison County, Illinois, really that different from anyone else's?
I would like to tell the people who think the Fire Department always gets there before the ambulance, that it is not true. I live in a senior citizen apartment building. They both pulled up at the same time this morning. Sometimes, they are here before the firetruck.
I love reading Sound Off. It shows how this town is filled with stupid people that have nothing better to do than read their newspaper and complain about everything under the sun. No one in Washington will hear you. No one cares about your political or religious beliefs. Stop calling into Sound Off. You make yourself look stupid.
Come to think of it, I hope that last gentleman never discovers blogs. Then he'd be really irritated!