Home
Loading
  Contact Us    
Sort 158

Our Very Bright Readers Write.

by Dear Jon
July 26, 2002

Bookmark and Share


Sort 158_Dear Jon-Our Very Bright Readers Write. ACTUAL LETTER TO DEAR JON:

Dear Jon,

Do you think that society is more stupid today than it was say, fifty years ago? It really seems as if people are less competent than they were even a decade ago. Whether you're calling a company for information, looking at school test scores, reading college papers, watching network programs, or reading current newspapers, it all seems to support the notion that we're heading downhill. What do you think?

Not As Smart As I Used To Be.


Dear Smart,

Keep reading. I am sure your question can be answered by the calibre of these letters.


ACTUAL LETTER TO DEAR JON:

Dear Advice Guy,

My girlfriend and I had a fight. She was all, "Way!" And I was like, "No way!" So she was like "Way!" And I was like "No way!" So she got all, "Whatever!" So I got all "As if!" And now we're not speaking to each other. Who was right?

Signed,
Fighting in the Valley


Dear Valley,

Oh, I’m so sure. Get real!


ACTUAL LETTER TO DEAR JON:

Dear Jon,

There is this guy who is obnoxious, self-absorbed, and a real jerk towards women. He is also very hot. We have flirted many times at parties, and I think he wants me. If I just used him the way he uses women, would that be wrong?

Signed,
Conflicted


Dear Bimbo,

Let me see if I understand the question exactly. You think that by having sex with this twit because he is handsome, that this will somehow teach him a lesson that he is a jerk? If you are going to “use” him the way he “uses women,” he will be “using” you. You will be another notch in his belt. You think leaving quickly or giving him the cold shoulder or not calling him the next day is going to matter to him? It won’t make any difference to him at all. In fact, if anything he will be relieved. Trust me, that creep wishes all women were just like you.

Babe, in YOUR ethical world, you would not be “wrong” to use him the way he uses women. You would be a slut, but you would not be wrong. If you thought, by having sex with him because he is “hot,” you were proving your moral superiority to this jerk, then you would be very wrong. I hope this is sinking in, doll.


ACTUAL LETTER TO DEAR JON:

Dear Jon,

I can't find my slippers. What should I do?

Signed,
Slipperless in Seattle


Dear Seattle,

You should carpet the bedroom.

(0 Comments)
Post a Comment

Send Us Your Opinion
(Comments are moderated.)
Your Name:*


Your E-Mail Address:*
(Confidential. Will not be published.)


Location:


Comments:*
Note: In order to control automated spam submissions, URLs are no longer permitted in this form.



Verification:
Please type the letters you see above.

  Printer-Friendly

Bookmark and Share


PO BOOKS BY DEAR JON
Dear Jon Letters: Tips for Dating and Mating
Temporarily Unavailable
Published July 21, 2008

Our advice humorist turns his attention and trademark wit to affairs of the heart in his first and very affordable book (only $8.95!).

More Information
RSS FEED
RSS Feed for Dear Jon: RSS Feed for Dear Jon
EMAIL ALERTS
Sign up to receive an e-mail notice when new articles by this author are published. Your address remains confidential, and you may cancel at any time. A confirmation email will be sent.

Your e-mail address:
Sort 158
po Books
Now Available!

Teachings of a Three Year Old... Turned Tyke,
by Hal Evan Caplan.

A father learns from the wisdom of his toddler.

More Information.

More by Dear Jon
Sort 433: Going on Sabbatical
Miss Me? Let me know!
by Dear Jon, 6/15/10
Sort 432: Jokes and Horse Names
and other Random One Liners
by Dear Jon, 6/8/10
Sort 431: Piggy Tossing
and the new touring show: "Lord of the Flies."
by Dear Jon, 6/1/10
Sort 430: Forwarding Fear
Spam with a side of mashed logic
by Dear Jon, 5/25/10
Sort 429, Mixing Oil and Water
is like mixing politics and humor. All you get is a sticky mess and a lot of upset environmentalists.
by Dear Jon, 5/18/10
Sort 428: Handling the Truth
And other lessons for cable channels
by Dear Jon, 5/11/10
Sort 427: Dear Jon Knew When to Shut Up
Finally
by Dear Jon, 5/4/10
» Complete List (462)


RSS FEED
RSS Feed for Dear Jon: RSS Feed for Dear Jon

Recently Published
View Article Salvator Mundi
Not the painting but the Person
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 12/7/17
When the Newsman Becomes News
Lamenting yet another fallen hero
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 12/1/17
Let's Hear It for Moms and Pops
Celebrating Small Business Saturday in a very personal way
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 11/22/17
An Earthquake in La La Land
Examining what's been exposed in the rubble
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 11/17/17
Where is God?
Reflecting on the tragedy in a little Texas town
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 11/10/17
An All Saints Day Tribute
Remembering those who left us
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 11/3/17
A Mighty Fortress was His God
Remembering the legacy of Martin Luther 500 years later
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 10/27/17

Get the Partial Observer's
'recently published' headlines via RSS.


RSS Feed for Recently Published PO Articles    What is RSS?

Reproduction of original material from The Partial Observer without written permission is strictly prohibited.
The opinions expressed by site contributors do not necessarily reflect those of the editors.
Copyright ©2000-2017 partialobserver.com. All rights reserved.
Home · Site Map · Top