Rejection letters are not usually fun.
Usually they are just cold form letters that rip out a piece of your soul and never return it.
That is why I am particularly fond of this one:
This arrived a few months after I entered a contest to become the Vice President of the Dukes of Hazzard Institute.
It was a pretty odd contest. The Institute is (according to commercials) a real place where the Dukes are studied. The winner of the contest got $100,000 for one year of work.
The tasks involved writing a daily Duke's blog, appearing on TV interviews and driving the General Lee at some Duke's event.
I sent in some articles from this site, a video of me talking about TV and the lyrics to MY personal theme song. Luckily I didn't keep a copy of any of these things.
But I did keep this letter. It arrived long after I saw some dork on TV announced as the winner.
Sure, he got $100,000 but he didn't get one of these:
"Two VP's would have been more than the law would allow"
Then it says the obligatory "thanks for entering" nonsense followed by a "Uncle Jesse would be proud."
This pleased me until I started to wonder if they meant Uncle Jesse from the Dukes or Uncle Jesse from Full House.
In retrospect, I am sure they are both proud.