Once in a while, it’s OK to have a little fun with writing. Here’s a brief story of a well-written, humorous letter from a Laramie (WY) lawyer to a pompous Los Angeles lawyer. The letter made the Laramie lawyer famous.
“Steve, I’ve got news – you can’t say you charge a $100,000.00 retainer fee and an additional $1,000.00 an hour without sounding pretentious. It just can’t be done. Especially when you’re writing to someone in Laramie, Wyoming where you’re considered pretentious if you wear socks to Court or drive anything fancier than a Ford Bronco.”
The Takeaway: Don’t be afraid to have a little fun with writing.