April 23rd, 2009

woxin_snow

Makers must be choosers, drat it

I'm considering this Woxin AU fic I've been poking at sporadically for over a year now, and why I drag my feet now that it approaches its ending. It only approaches its ending because I have decreed it shall, on the grounds that stories must have climaxes not stopping points or else they aren't doing their job. Collapse )
pissy red dragon from tammylee

This is a serious question

Why do telemarketers always ask for Mr. or Mrs. Smith when all they have to go by are initials? Has Mrs. become the de facto honorific for all women, as Madame is in French?

I've asked telemarketers this and none of them can tell me. 'It's what they tell us to say.' Yes, but why?