Sunday, December 13, 2009

Dear, erm, ...

Evidently, some people - or companies - struggle with how to address partners who are not married.

A few days ago, myself and the other 'arf received a letter addressed to, wait for it ...

Ms. and Mr. Janine and John Booth and Leach

I don't think I have ever seen a more absurd and ungainly attempt to do the simple matter of addressing an envelope. Personally, I can not see for the life of me what is wrong with the straightforward:

Janine Booth and John Leach

... but I guess that the combination of different surnames and the seemingly-unshakeable insistence on totally unnecessary titles led them to this appalling mouthful.

It would be interesting to know whether a computer or a human being is responsible.