Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.
Dear Ann Landers: A woman in our office ("Miss Z") has a TV on her desk that she turns on the minute she comes in. It stays on until she goes home.
The other employees and I feel this reflects poorly on our entire office, especially when someone from the outside comes in. Miss Z is very intimidating, and no one in our office dares approach her about this, plus she has the most seniority. Our boss has made it clear that he doesn't want to be bothered with such petty issues. What is your opinion on this matter? — No Name, No State
Dear N.N.N.S.: Sounds like the boss is also intimidated. Too bad. The old battle-ax wins again.
Dear Ann Landers: That letter from "Jack Sprat II" really irked me. He said his wife's extra poundage turned him off. If this guy hasn't made love to his wife in four years, there's more wrong with him than diabetes and an obese wife.
I am also diabetic, and my wife is 100 pounds heavier than she should be, but I love her with all my heart. Does Jack seriously think HE is as attractive as he was when they married? I'll bet he isn't. I know I'm not.
His wife may need counseling to curb her overeating, but Jack could use some counseling to improve his lousy attitude and learn to appreciate the woman he has. A good woman, of any size, is hard to find. I am profoundly grateful for mine. — Tom in Miami
Dear Tom: Beautifully said. And now, I hope your wife appreciates YOU.
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