Saturday, August 08, 2009

Dear City of Phoenix,

Thanks for keeping in touch. It's nice that you've sent me two letters in the last three days, even though I was only visiting for a week. I wonder if you'll send more? And those pictures you took of me! Not bad, even though I'm not smiling in them and my sunglasses are covering my eyes. I have to say, I never really gave Bethany Home Road and the I-17 much thought before your letters, but that is one happening place. It's like there is a paparazzo stationed there, just waiting to catch me out and about -- say, on my way to see my sister-in-law in Mesa, or my brother in Tucson -- tracking my every mile per hour. The part in each of the letters about owing you money... $181.50 per each, I believe it was. Well, that part we'll have to negotiate at a later date. If you're really serious about that, you'll need to send someone to my house to properly explain. I choose not to take letters in the mail too seriously.

Well, thanks again. I still like you and am glad you haven't forgotten me. Provo City sends me mail asking for money, too, but that's because I use electricity and sewer and stuff. Their mail never includes a personalized photo.

See one of your hired hands soon? We live under the "Y." You can't miss it.

Love, Emily

P.S. -- You're welcome for all the tourist tax dollars I spent... IN JULY.
xoxo

11 comments:

~j. said...

I love letters like this.

Neil and Diana said...

What letter?
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/20862

abby said...

we got one too.

Sarah said...

yikes. 2?

everydayjami said...

I hope you didn't enjoy the letter too much. All those cameras will be gone in approximately 2 years... then you'll be stuck enjoying emails from old friends.

pam said...

I did notice last tiime I was in Phoenix that they had reduced the speed limit on the 51 from 65 down to 55 and that they had a lot of cameras flashing along there.

amyegodfrey said...

Oh, my. That was funny. Well done.

Natalie said...

11. we have gotten 11. did i say we? i meant he. my sweet wedded he. 11.

AmyJune said...

Hilarious. Have fun with that.

Richard said...

Don't pay them. They get dismissed after four months if you aren't personally served...and I'm pretty sure you aren't going to be personally served up in UT.

Andelin said...

That's funny and so sad! I've been meaning to write a BEWARE post to all family and friends that come here for that very reason... and my dad got three last time he visited. I better get on it and write it.