The Horror of Thank You Notes
I am officially a Bad Person because thank you notes give me writer's block. I never even finished the ones for my wedding presents. My horror of thank you notes is particulaly odd since I'm by nature a grateful person. The problem is that thank you notes, no matter how sincerely intended, always sound completely phony. Now I see there's a positive in this character flaw: With the occasional exception, I haven't left the paper trail that's embarrassing Harriet Miers. Slate's Julia Turner explains the tyrannies of the genre.