chirpy emails regarding our immensely late newsletter, we got these:
"Received this at 08:51am Friday morning. Is this a record for late arrival of email? Have you thought of running the post office? Andrew Knight"
"More like an AM Newsletter. Raymond"
"Hello Eric and chums, Just to let you know I got yesterday’s newsletter at 08.58 this morning. This is not a complaint as such, merely a confirmation of your problem with which I have a deal of sympathy (my job title will give you a clue). For those ungrateful listeners who might complain about late arrival of the newsletter, I would suggest they use it rather like a set of Nostradamus predictions – you listen to the programme and then check the following day to see if the newsletter would have been right! Keep up the good work. Chris Charlton, IT Manager"
Hundreds of people emailed to say they got their newsletter between 0830 and 0930 this morning. It's kind of you to indulge us but we've decided there won't be one today, since, frankly, if it can't be made to work, I can't be arsed.
Sorry about the use of the word arse, there.
On the plus side, some of the responses to the veil story on the blog will feature on the show in the "letters" slot tonight. Stand by.