Sunday, November 13, 2005

Strange emails

As editor, I get many many emails- some saying good things and some bad things about me and the newspaper I run... but I got this one yesterday and could not make any sense of it:

Hope you get the original version.

As the Editor-in-chief of an independent student news paper catering for a multiracial
community in a "small town".I would like to give you an "assignment" for this precious
december vac to go ask experienced editors, why society always use man of humble origins
as their escape goat to disrepute "organisatios"/"individuals"/"cope with their fears" .

Do n't get me twisted i am not representing any "camp" with unclear/hidden political
mandate.You may mind find it shocking that any rational/"decent"/"potential leader" would
e-mail you such "gross" after you have officilly published that you are taking a brake
for the exam.

Having to resort to the media to address "challeges" of life is not my nature,
but at times when an irrecovable error has occurred a person realy on carefully tailored
minds to regain his dignity.

"I wish I had the academic indepedence to say i write in my personal capacity",if you are
keen on knowing my name feel free to go trace me at the student bureau/IT division.

Good luck on your exams and your future as a journalist this precious generation depends
on your wisdom to activate them to their full potential.

[I MUST MAKE IT CLEAR THAT THE MAIL IS NOT INDENDED TO THREATEN ANY
INDIVIDUAL/OFFICER/ORGANISATION ,AS A SOCIETY AT TIMES WE NEED TO ASSESS THE MERIT BEHIND OUR UNITY, BECAUSE THE NEXT GENERATION MIGHT QUESTION THE LEGACY WE TRYING TO LEAVE FOR THEM.NEVER PLAY WITH A MIND OF AFRICAN CHILD SOME DON'T HAVE THE PATIENCE TO ANALYSE AND MAKE REFLECTIONS.Lastly until you fully experience the three education systems in the country you will always have "one formula fits all approach" to dealing with challeges in our fine land.

Thoughts, comments? I really Don't know what to make of this...

2 comments:

Gregor said...

...me neither....

LIFEsize said...

i think you hit a nerve with someone. simple, i think that this person feels that through an editorial you may have written, that you made use of a "marginalised" group or "camp" to make a point and this person trying really hard to sound intellectual ended up looking like a fart.