Subject: Fie!
From: Douglas Thayer <douglas_thayer -at- SMTPLINK -dot- SYSCOM -dot- COM -dot- TW>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 1995 09:04:05 EST

In other words, blame it on the Yellow man, eh? <wink, wink.>

A pox upon this stereotyping. The implication that products from the
Far East are of inferior quality has no more truth than the notion
that all Americans are thrice-divorced, pistol-packin' cowboys who
have no respect for their elders. Come to think of it, there may be
less truth in the former.

Douglas Thayer
<douglas_thayer -at- smtplink -dot- syscom -dot- com -dot- tw>
Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China

"Please check your provincialism at the door."

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Subject: Re: TECHWR-L Digest - 19 Apr 1995 to 20 Apr 1995
Author: MasterWork Kat Nagel <katnagel -at- EZNET -dot- NET> at smtplink-syscom
Date: 4/22/95 9:45 AM

William J. Hartzer forwarded the following:

"Please Excuse Us For Being Late!!!

There was this huge explosion in our semi-colon factory. All
the local suppliers were out of stock so we had to send to
the Far East for replacements. The first batch of
replacements had the tails on the semi-colons going in the
wro ng direction. You can just imagine how distracting this
was. At this point w e debated leaving the semi-colons out
entirely since most people use them inco rrectly anyway. We
finally wound up hand-lettering each semi-colon. Therefo re
some of the semi-colons are not exactly the same as some of
the others but it is the best we could do.*

*Actually, we don't have a good excuse-we are just late

I love it! If you remember who sent it to you, please let me know. I'll
give them an honorary membership in the Society <grin>.

katnagel -at- eznet -dot- net
Volunteer Coordinator; Soc. for the Preservation of Semicolons
Corresp. Sec. to the Soc. for the Protection of Midair Mushrooms
Managing Director of the Pet Peeves Breeders Association

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