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 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. If any of the authors of the letters reproduced here are not happy for them to be included, please drop me a line and I will remove them.
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I would like to Join the 'Not Rearing' Pigs Business:
A fantastic letter written by Nigel Johnson-Hill to the Secretary of State at DEFRA taking the p**s out of subsidies to pig farmers
Fit as a Butcher's Dog:
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 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