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  • Dear Johns?

    Is using the phrase "Dear John" politically correct? Should we be using Dear Person, Dear Jean, Dear poor sap etc.
    Any Ideas.

  • #2
    I dont care if they call me Dear John or "POOR SORRY BASTARD", I just want to know if I got the grant (actualy 3 seperate grants for 3 seperate Vol. Depts.) or not so I can move on to plan B if I have to.

    While waiting for confirmation or denial we have been wasting valuable time in getting our much needed equipment. If I have to pursue alternate sources of funding/equipment I want to get started as soon as possible.

    Realy though, I usualy treat grants as money I dont plan on getting. I always procede with plan B before I have confirmation on the grants or not. But there is a point where you have to either jump into plan B with both feet (point of no return) or you have to hang tight and wait to see if your grant came through.

    I am waiting.

    So, what I am saying is, if I am to be a Sorry Bastard that didnt get a grant, it would be greatly beneficial to know as soon as possible so that I can kick plan B back into gear...

    Maybe even plan C.

    But the Dear John thing, I dont have an opinion on that. I am not a real sensitive sort when it comes to PC, so they can call me what they will as long as I am notified in a timely manner.
    -Brotherhood: I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
    -Mistakes: It could be that the purpose of you life is to serve as a warning to others.

    -Adversity: That which does not kill me postpones the inevitable.

    -Despair: Its always darkest before it goes Pitch Black.


    • #3
      How about "Dear Poor Schlepp"?

      How about instead of a letter they send you a limerick?

      Here's an example:

      There once was a man from [insert department name here]
      Who Researched and Wrote a Grant
      The Grant Got Denied
      Then he sat there and Cried
      And now, his department is not getting funded.
      IACOJ Agitator
      Fightin' Da Man Since '78!


      • #4
        This has got to be worse then going to the emergency room. You hurry and rush to get there just to sit in a room or waiting area to be seen. Has anyone heard anyhting about the "DENIAL" letters? Congrats to those who have received funding this year. Stay safe and good luck to those waiting.


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