Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Response: Thank You

Epic Thank You Letter by A Kid Named Flint

Dear Mr. Ramon,
Thank you for coming to our school and teaching us about weather.
Some day when I become supreme Ultra-Lord of the universe I will not make you a slave, you will live in my 200 story castle where unicorn servants will feed you doughnuts off their horns.
I will personally make you a throne that is half platnum and half solid gold and jewel encrested.
Thank you again for teaching us about meteoroligy, you’re more awesome than a monkey wearing a tuxedo made out bacon riding a cyborg unicorn with a lightsaber for the horn on the tip of a space shuttle closing in on Mars while ingulfed in flames … And in case you didn’t know, that’s pretty dang sweet.
Sincerely, Flint.
P.S. Look on back for drawing.
Why this response?
First of all, Natalie Merchant's song "Thank You" seems to be the unofficial theme song of Thanksgiving. But to me, it is kind of a snooze-fest (no offense!). So I decided to counter this beautiful song with a rad thank you letter. "Thank you's" easily fall into the category of cliche and lifeless for me (much like Natalie Merchant's "Thank You"). In fact, I LOATHE writing thank you notes because I can never make them sound legit; they always sound like the call song. I'd much rather just say a sincere thanks and give a hug. But this kid, Flint, is a master thank you note writer. His sci-fiction creativity is my new inspiration for writing and giving thanks. 
How does this relate to Giving Thanks?
Clearly, this response is all about how to proceed with Giving Thanks in a more creative and entertaining manner.

PS: I feel like a terrible person for dissing Natalie Merchant's song! It really is heart-felt and lovely.

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