When this letter by Laurie Pierce dropped into the DCR inbox, I didn’t immediately see its potential. Then it occurred to me that DCR could send on any applications for the role of Top Gear presenter to the high-ups at the BBC. So, if you think that you, or your sister-in-law could be a worthy replacement for Mr. Clarkson, send in your applications. The most original will be featured here.
“And then there’s the Christmas turkey. Why in God’s name do hundreds of millions of people eat this pug-ugly and completely tasteless bird on the same day each year? Why, for instance, don’t we eat penguins? There are millions and millions of them. David Attenborough said so”.
Just in case anyone gets the wrong idea, this travel complaint isn’t genuine. The Travel Agency doesn’t actually exist (at least I hope not!).
DCR’s favourite Dutchman and professional fire-fighter, Thomas de Graaff, is slightly bonkers. He sends crazy letters to unsuspecting product manufacturers just to see what comes back. He also likes to make telephone calls whilst fighting raging infernos (like I said, he’s bonkers). He is therefore a big fan of his virtually indestructible, bad-ass mobile phone, made by Sonim Technologies.
So much so, he wrote a song about it….
A few weeks ago, I was making one my regular train trips to London when I suddenly realised that I was enjoying the journey. How odd!
Every so often, we feature funny replies rather than complaints. Recently, a couple of examples on the subject of gold have been circulating on the web.
Hayden Edwards’ very funny letter asks for forgiveness from the Vegetarian Society after swallowing a baby owl whole!
This rather silly letter to Innocent Smoothies was written by my favourite Dutchman, Thomas de Graaff, who is as mad as a sack of rabid cats.
This one has been tweeted about across the globe so I asked the author, David Thorne, if he would mind me sharing it on Dear Customer Relations.
As regular readers of DCR will know, I am always on the look out for funny complaint letters. This one however is a funny response…