I really like the “fill-in-the-blank stationery for everyday correspondence” email sending service offered by the Bureau of Communication (hat tip to Mrs. QC). Go there, select a stationery form, fill in the blanks, and send it — all right there on the site.
Here’s an Official Notification of Unscheduled Impairment I started to fill in.
A clever concept, implemented cleverly.
The currently available form types are
- Official Notification of Unscheduled Impairment
- Declaration of Romantic Intent
- Unsolicited Feedback
- Observance of Holiday
- Airing of Grievance (good for Festivus)
- Formal Apology
- Statement of Gratitude
- Official Invitation
- Acknowledgment of Occasion
More types are under development.
It makes me think a little of Mad Libs, but unlike Mad Libs, the bureau’s offerings aren’t just for entertainment.
This concept appeal to my regimented, Capricorn-y (anal?) side.