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Old 27 June 2014, 05:10 PM
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Goldfish Letter protests sale of fishing equipment to child

Comment: Any thoughts on this supposed letter written to a sporting goods store expressing outrage that a child bought some (unspecified) fishing equipment?
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Old 27 June 2014, 05:54 PM
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I can't be the only one who was reminded of:

Dear Sir,

I wish to complain in the strongest possible terms about the song which you have just broadcast about the lumberjack who wears women's clothes. Many of my best friends are lumberjacks, and only a few of them are transvestites.

Yours faithfully,

Brigadier Sir Charles Arthur Strong (Mrs.)

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Old 27 June 2014, 09:42 PM
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There is a Ted Carter Fishing Tackle at the address on the letter. He also has a TV show.

He posted the letter on his Facebook page, and his blog says

I received a letter this week, which I found to be, for want of a better descriptive; “stupid!”. Whoever sent this seems to think that fisherman don’t respect their catch, when we know that is far from the truth.

Here’s the letter, feel free to leave any comments on here. All will be forwarded to the local media to do with as they wish.
If you are this “Woman with common sense & values”, get in touch. I’d love to meet up, have a chat and educate you.

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Old 27 June 2014, 09:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Little Pink Pill View Post
He posted the letter on his Facebook page.
They posted the same letter on their website.
Originally Posted by Little Pink Pill View Post
He also has a TV show.
Here's their rather amusing YouTube channel.
Originally Posted by Tootsie Plunkette View Post
I can't be the only one who was reminded of:
While I also thought of Monty Python the following is what came to my mind:


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Old 27 June 2014, 09:56 PM
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Odd response from the store. Do fish really care whether they're being respected when they're being dragged out of the water on a hook? I would guess not.

Fishing is legal and has no age limitations, so she's barking up the wrong tree. But the issue of "respecting your catch" is a total (forgive me) red herring.
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Old 28 June 2014, 01:44 PM
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You're supposed to put your own address at the top right corner, aren't you?
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Old 28 June 2014, 06:23 PM
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Not necessarily. But you certainly shouldn't be putting other people's addresses there.
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