September 17, 2004

A Thin Line Between Love and Hate

Remember the other day when I made fun of that video store in Hoboken that switched to an all-romance format? A couple of days later I received a piece of terse but poorly spelled hate mail from the owner/manager of said store, laying into me pretty thick before concluding with “your truly [sic], someone a hell of alot smarter that you [sic].”

Yes, the owner of the romance store sent me hate mail. Maybe he should switch to an all-irony format.

I do, however, offer one correction, as I reported erroneously that the new store will not carry adult films; in fact, it will. So sir, I humbly apologize for implying that you’re not a pornographer, when it fact, you are.

Posted by Stephen Silver at September 17, 2004 12:10 AM

Hey, those romance movie fans are a lot like many liberals--wildly emotional, illogical, and not to bright. Anyone who disagrees with them is "an idiot."

Posted by: DBrooks at September 17, 2004 09:45 AM

Other than making fun of his spelling, I really appreciate this post. That made my day.

Posted by: Jeffery Blanco at September 17, 2004 04:46 PM

Ha. That’s pretty great. However, I have to say, no “Romance Depot” worth its salt has much chance at survival without a healthy stock of romance novels as well. As my man-of-the-month Steven Rhoads reports: “Women prefer romance novels [to porn], which constitute about 40 percent of all mass-market paperback sales in the country. In any given year, one in three U.S. women reads a romance novel.”

So was the guy at least high-speed enough to email you? ... Or did he actually go the old-fashioned letter route? Excellent W.O.M. (word-of-mouth) your blog has, in any case. ;)

Posted by: Sexless in the City at September 17, 2004 08:01 PM
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