Like me, some letter writers put pen to paper out of sheer mischief. We like to shake the tree and see what falls out. Perhaps the best exponent is Terry Ravenscroft whose book ‘Dear Customer Services: Letters from the World’s Most Troublesome Shopper’ is hysterically funny and one of his wonderful letters is included below.
As ever, I am keen to see other examples of well crafted silly letters so please use the ‘Contact Dear Customer Relations’ page to get in touch and paste your letter into the email. Here, I am collecting outstanding examples that have come to my attention.
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A fantastic letter written by Nigel Johnson-Hill to the Secretary of State at DEFRA comprehensively taking the p**s out of subsidies to pig farmers
Terry Ravenscroft is well known for terrorising product maufacturers with his mischievous letters. Here, he is extolling the virtues of offal with hilarious results
A letter to Mars Petcare asking the manufacturers of Whiskas cat food what to do about an insecure cat that is displaying all the symptoms of Bulimia
A letter from the Smithsonian Institute to an amateur Paleantologist informing him that the important discovery of early hominid remains in his back garden is not all that it seems
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