Fun_People Archive
9 Dec
FW: the "mother of all rejection slips"

Date: Wed,  9 Dec 92 15:24:15 PST
To: Fun_People
Subject: FW: the "mother of all rejection slips"

 From: dante@microsoft.COM
 From: (Jeffrey Shallit)

For writers only -- Every writer has received rejection slips; too many
of them for most.  The "Financial Times" has quoted the "mother of all
rejection slips", translated from a Chinese economic journal.  It goes
like this:

	We have read your manuscript with boundless delight.  If
	we were to publish your paper, it would be impossible for
	us to publish any work of lower standard.  And as it is
	unthinkable that in the next thousand years we shall see
	its equal, we are, to our regret, compelled to return your
	divine composition, and to beg you a thousand times to
	overlook our short sight and timidity.

[=] © 1992 Peter Langston []