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Jealous of my tamales

Posted: June 1, 2010 4:33 p.m.
Updated: June 2, 2010 4:55 a.m.

Regarding “Lighten up” (May 8): Thank you to The Signal for publishing my letter, which was timely. Thank you for recognizing and addressing the essential meaning of the letter.

The gist of the letter was about the repetition of the same subject matter being printed day in and day out by The Signal, and to convey some optimism to the letter writers to be more upbeat and to convey less sarcasm from the comment writers.

Lo and behold and true to form, one very cynical and pessimistic comment writer responded to my letter.

“Lois, this sense of optimism you are trying to convey is nothing more than pillow-talk censorship,” they wrote.

What does that mean, comment writer? 

To enlighten the comment writer, “pillow talk” is the relaxed, intimate conversation that occurs between two sexual partners. I could go on to elaborate the rest of the definition, but it might be too risqué for the “pillow-talk censorship” comment writer.

Pillow talk is always upbeat, if you know what I mean.

My biggest peeve with the comment writer is that he assaulted my tamale story. Published in The Signal May 6 and titled “The hunt for tamales,” it was an upbeat story. For some, it might have been too upbeat.

I must have hit a funny bone in the comment writer’s gastronomical system. It sounds like he is jealous of my tamale hunt story, because I purchased some great tamales only to find out that I could buy the same tamales in Santa Clarita.

I hope Mr. Comment Writer isn’t disturbed with me that I left Santa Clarita in quest of tamales out of the area. I would wish Mr. Comment Writer a “Happy Cinco de Mayo,” but that has come and gone and it might be too upbeat for him.


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