This week we gave the coveted Letter of the Week prize to "Miss Fatima": "I think whoever says sunshine brings happiness have not danced in the rain, the best way to love is to meet people in a way that your feelings will be without sentiments, and also not getting attracted to looks until you have the heart opened to a good level of understanding, this is the only way to find such person. My name is Miss Fatima."

I do hope she writes us back! In the meantime, a couple real people wrote us things too. Such as!

—"Anonymous" wrote to complain about Matt Bors' comic addressing the big-box employees who worked on Thanksgiving. "As if those employees didn't choose to work there," he or she says. Awwwwkwaarrrrd.


—Erika has beef with the contention made by one of the founders of Little Boxes that Chipotle serves "super-affordable" meals. (Not as affordable as McDonalds!) Can this please be our last fight about Chipotle?

—Also! People are still arguing about Merc columnist Barbara Holm! This time frankieb says, "If her blog had as many negative references to say, black gay women as she makes to straight white men, she wouldn't even have a blog in the Merc."

—Which brings us back to Miss Fatima, who sagely confesses that, "at my age, I really want a happy life now, I want Good friend not only good, but also my best friend." Don't we all.

Letters: Read 'em and weep.