10th July 2003
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To Whom It May Concern:
posted by ZachsMind (92 comments total)
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If you are reading this then I can only assume that you have removed the pond under which this note
For those of you who have not yet clicked on the first link, go click on the link. We'll wait here, but don't make us wait all day. I have a tuna casserole in the microwave.
For those too lazy to click on the link, a young woman named Vero
has a friend named Simon. They live in the UK. Simon recently moved to a new place that had a pond. He didn't like the pond, so he emptied it out. At the bottom of the pond was a letter
from the previous owner.
The makings of a cable movie? Probably not. Still, it made me smile. If it doesn't make you smile, I hope your head falls off. You snivelling pond destroyer. What I found curious was that only five years had transpired but the laminated letter is already difficult to read. Being under the water all that time was causing the ink to run. Like duh. Even laminated, didn't the original author anticipate that? The letter would not have survived more than a couple decades at most, so the original author probably expected the pond to be destroyed relatively soon after she had put it there. Otherwise she would have left a note in such a way as to survive the test of time better.
This begs the question: why do it in the first place, if you KNOW someone else will come along and destroy it? Are garden ponds in the UK the new sandcastles? Who was this person? Why did she make the pond? Why did she lose the pond? Why did she know as she was making the pond that she might lose it? If she loved the pond so much, why sell the property?
Please discuss, and no you can't have any tuna casserole.