Black Friday Disaster
Mr. I. Will Costmore
Costmore Department Store
1000 Mall Drive
Maintown, USA 20000
Dear Mr. Costmore:
I am writing to explain the incident which took place in your store the night before last week's Black Friday sale.
My girlfriend and I were standing in line outside Costmore Department Store about 4:00 pm Thanksgiving evening. It was so cold and windy that we had trouble keeping our grill going. We were just trying to grill some burgers while we waited and didn’t want to lose our place at the head of the line.
That’s when trouble started. As you probably read in the police report, someone called 9-1-1. Actually it wouldn’t have been necessary, as we attacked the fire immediately after the grill tipped over. It’s a good thing we brought sleeping bags; we used them to beat out the flames as they licked at your door.
That’s when things got a little crazy: broken glass, smoke everywhere, alarms going off, our dogs yipping and running through the glass…you get the idea.
You must have really good alarms in your store, Mr. Costmore. The explosion no sooner happened than the fire department arrived on the scene. But we thought it was a little overdone for the police to take us to jail.
As for the water damage, might we suggest a special water damage sale? We really didn’t mean to slice the fire department’s hose with my chain saw. I brought it along in case we had to cut firewood to keep warm overnight.
So you see, sir, all’s well that ends well. We were sorry to mess up your Black Friday sale, but you’ll be happy to know we stayed warm at the jail overnight.
Oh, about the damage estimate you sent me. I think your secretary made a mistake and sent me someone’s phone number instead. There are a lot of digits in that number.
Yours truly, Mergatroid Unfall
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