I think I might be developing a bit of an obsession for the letters pages of local newspapers.
Or maybe I was just surprised to see a letter in the Tindle-owned Cornish Times this week which had been written so as to apparently be from a seagull.
Like dog poo and bin collections, the problems caused by seagulls are popular fodder for letters pages (which in turn serve as a timely reminder of what really matters to readers).
But I don’t think I’ve ever seen a reader feel the need to write in on behalf of seagulls, while pretending to be a seagull, and even explaining how a seagull sent the email:
I always thought seagulls were just aggressive – based on the evidence here, it appears they can also be passive-aggressive too.
As for the letters page in general, last week’s also included this gem about the likelihood of a whale finding a narrow tunnel, travelling up it, getting stuck and instead burrowing through earth to get air – and turning into a rock. Or something.
I want a pint of what they’re drinking in Liskeard.