Fan mail for fan instructions

Out of the blue, yesterday I get this cryptic all-subject-line email from a stranger:

Thank God for the Fan Instructions. I was getting pissed and feeling like my IQ was in the 30’s. Thanks again

It took me a while to realize it was in reference to this from last year. Go ahead. I’ll wait. 

This is thrilling for a couple/three of reasons:

1. It’s an actual email from an actual person who reads the blog. That. Never. Happens. Really. 

2. I actually like writing instructional copy and this means someone used my instructions successfully. 

3. I just noticed last week that Oblogatory got a couple of hits from search terms like “restoration hardware fan.” That’s cool too. 

So my day is made. I guess I owe Restoration Hardware thanks for letting me clean up their mess.