Question: If someone is truly witty, does he really have to tell me he's witty? If he were truly witty, wouldn't I derive that from the other things he wrote? Why am I so horribly critical of people's messages? It must be the writer in me. One would think if you were going to approach a writer for the first time via email you'd make it look good. But I guess the fact that my profile says my occupation is "lead tambourinist in a traveling jamboree" doesn't really let anyone know I'm a writer...but still.