Letters to the Editor: Do yourself a favor — call your doctor ‘Doctor.’ A physician explains why he is writing a letter to the editor, explains that his doctor is giving him a prescription, makes a decision about what is inside that prescription, and then sends it off to the editor of the newspaper — the doctor.
It’s almost time to head out to the supermarket to buy a six-pack of beer; they won’t be delivering it to your house. That’s why the mailman delivers your groceries.
He delivers all the mail, but the grocer delivers what you want — your beer.
When I was in junior high, the mailman delivered my homework. When I was in high school, the mailman delivered newspapers. And when I was in college, the mailman delivered the newspapers that held the answers to all my homework.
The mailman, the grocer, and the newspaper all deliver what they say they will — or what you want. They deliver it the way you need them delivered.
When you call to talk to the mailman about your beer, you can’t talk to him about what’s in it. You have to call the grocer and ask him what’s in it.
When you call the grocer, you don’t have to say that what you’re calling about is in the bag of apples. It’s obvious from the context — a bag of apples.
So do yourself a favor — call your doctor ‘Doctor’ before you call the mailman. And call the newspaper ‘Editor’ so they, too, can see your papers are what you want delivered to you.
You can call and speak to the grocer, but he doesn’t have to give you your order. You can call and speak to the mailman. But he doesn’t have to give you your order.
If you want your mail delivered by the mailman, then you should go to a mail room. If you want your newspapers delivered in the newspaper’s bag, then you should go to the grocery store.
Otherwise, the mailman, the grocer, and the newspaper all delivered what you wanted delivered.
You can take it back to the doctor if you want to — and if you’re afraid it will make your blood pressure rise too high. But if you ask for a soda from the