Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Some More Letters to Things that Don't Need Letters

(Here's the first post.)

Dear ATV Quad,

You continually pollute my neighborhood nightly with your thundering motor, and I must say that it has me at my wit's end. Perhaps there is some deeper issue involved with your need to make yourself be spotted by others. Do you desire to someday be taken seriously as a proper form of transportation? Have you developed an inferiority complex to the SUVs careening on the roads? Or are you just trying to exert your unattainable Monster Truck aspirations?

Also, I don't want to burst your bubble, but when you zoom down the streets without a care in the world, you release a loud noise that sounds like successive farts being shot from a machine gun. That cannot possibly be normal and healthy, right?

I suggest that you lay off the beans and consult a doctor about your psychological and gastrointestinal issues asap.

Dear Miami Traffic,

You have the worst drivers in the world, and they all seem to come out when I decide to take the wheel of my car. Why don't we get together and coordinate a plan in which you shunt the swerving one-handed monkeys away from my path? And please remind people that the turn signal does have a perfunctory purpose: it is to warn me when they are going to turn. Somehow, this concept seems foreign to your drivers.

Dear Alarm Clock,

You had better wake me up in time tomorrow for my appointment to the French consulate. I need a visa if I am expected to remain in France for more than 90 days. Fail at your sole responsibility and I'll gladly introduce you to Mr. Garbage Can.

Dear Jeans,

I'm afraid that you and I are going to have to part ways soon. You no longer sit comfortably on my waist nor outline my hips and enormous buttocks anymore. In fact, I was staring at you the other day and I had to gasp at how much of my underwear I could see peeking from the gaps just above your waistline.

This really isn't your fault. It's the Fat's. I hate having the Fat control me by giving me a negative self-image about my body. I just need to move on to something better and I'm getting smaller, my friend. Please wish me the best of luck of finding someone half as good as you were.

Dear Fat in My Body,

Maybe it's a little too early to declare victory, but I've already lost 15.6 pounds of you. If I keep up my strength exercises and my evening walks, I shall soon get rid of the other 72.4 pounds.

Ha, ha, ha! See ya later, sucker!

Dear Exercise Shoes,

Thank you so much for tolerating every step I have taken to date. I don't know where I would be without you guys. Let's meet at the same time tomorrow, okay?

Dear Car Horn,

Honking at me as I walk around doesn't really flatter me. It also makes me question your level of maturity; if tooting abruptly whenever you see me is your main form of entertainment, then you obviously need to grow up.

Barb the French Bean


  1. You are both officially hysterical. Adding you to my daily blog-reading-when-I-should-be-working time.

  2. 15 lbs is excellent! Go, you! And as for the traffic in Florida, isn't it because the median age of drivers there is 76?

  3. It seems no one anywhere knows how to use turn signals anymore...except me and some other rarities...

    And hey, what's wrong with the car horn? It means you don't need to lose anymore weight! :)

  4. LOL and congratulations on the loss of the fat. Sorry about the jeans but there are plenty of others out there that will love you too.

  5. i love these posts, you should do them every day. or atleast every week.

  6. ALM: Thanks! ^.^

    Tricia: Ha. That may be the case for Florida, but in Miami, the drivers are of any age...and all seem to unanimously be unaware of the turn signal's existence.

    RandomRambler: Perhaps, but my body still needs to get rid of a lot more Fat (regardless of honks).

    Mrs Midnite: I know, but finding a good pair of jeans is like finding the love of your life. :-P

    Pancake: Hm. I will consider your suggestion. ^.^

    -French Bean

  7. Congrats on the weight loss to date. Hope you continue your little successive victories over the fat! :)

  8. So funny. Enjoyed browsing your blog.


Apparently, leaving comments on this blog is a hit-or-miss game of Russian roulette: you are either lucky and can comment away, or you are required to log in when the settings are CLEARLY set to allow trouble-free commenting (sorry 'bout that, folks). If anything, the Facebook page is always a viable option. :) -Barb