Today’s challenge is to write a letter to the British Prime Minister c/o the Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street, London SW1A 2AA, United Kingdom.
I was having a difficult time trying to decide what I should write in my application so I looked up a list of previously knighted folks. I was dismayed to find that in 2010 both Simon Cowell and Patrick Stewart will receive this award. This certainly took the pressure off. Simon Cowell? Really? Seriously?
I can get behind Patrick Stewart’s nomination. Not only is he a swell actor in his own right but I obviously have a fair amount of reverence for parenting. And Patrick Stewart spawned the delicious and charming Daniel Stewart. I had the pleasure of sitting through a stage combat class ages ago and found Mr Daniel Stewart’s accent and his not inconsiderable height quite charming.
Once I decided that I didn’t need to try and remember the last time I had saved a family from a burning building or discovered a cure for a rare form of a cancer it was easy to decide what I ‘d write in my application.
Dear Sir or Madam:
I am writing to request consideration for an appointment in The Most Noble Order of the Garter. I chose this particular order because I think it would look charming on a résumé and really might be the only reason I would have an excuse to wear an unreasonably short skirt in a public setting thereby exposing my legs, the only part of my body I have ever been pretty comfortable with. Insecurity aside, there is one thing about which I have always been extremely proud. I’d like to nominate myself because of an extraordinary characteristic I posses.
We live in a competitive time. And rather than try to set myself apart I’d like to explain how it is that I can identify with people from all walks of life. An EveryLady, as it were. I am sure you are familiar with the Morton’s Toe, the term used to explain the condition where your second toe is longer than your “big toe.” My right foot is a wonderful example of this. This is referred to as the Greek foot, or the “wise toe.” My right foot is an example of my strength of character, wisdom and leadership ability.
This brings me to my left foot… yep, you guessed it. My second metatarsal on my left foot lives in the shadow of my first. This pitiful little toe means I am also a proud member of the 75% of the population that has an “Egyptian Foot.” My feet are like the Switzerland of the Second Metatarsal World! I don’t take sides! Everyone can relate to me!!
I hope you will consider me for an appointment. Wishing you the best in the coming year.