Here’s what some folks had to say in response:
(The screen names have been changed to protect the not-so-funny.)
BARMAN (my nephew): Hey, Uncle Dick. Funny stuff. The best you’ve written.
YO926: Thanks for sending me your name. I used it all day today. I’m sending it back. Not getting a good response.
TOOCUTE: I don’t get it. And I’ve read it three times.
M78STUD: Hey, Dick. Thanks for sending me your name. I’ve sent it to 500 lawyers with a note that some rich guy rear-ended you in his Lexus.
HUB67BUB: Thanks for sending me your name. But I accidentally deleted it. Please send me another one.
BRUCE: Not one of your best columns, Dick. No plot and only one weak character.
LO1967: Hi, Dick. Thanks for sending me your name. I’m sending you mine, also: LOIS! SEAFOX (my brother): It’s always about you, isn’t it?
GOGIRLJANE: Well written. Thank goodness for spell-check.
UPSI: Please take me off your email list. I have a 10-year-old.
MAMAW (my sister): That’s nice. Does that count as a phone call?
I’m not really sure how to end this column. Let’s just say that if I should ever send you my name again via email, please treat it with some reverence. It’s over 65 years old and deserves a little respect. And feel free to send me your name. I look forward to reading it.
Dick Wolfsie is a television news reporter, syndicated humor columnist and author. He can be reached at Wolfsie@aol.com.