Dear Mr. Weiser,
I write to inform you that at 9:20 this evening, Tuesday the 30th of March, the sprinklers at the Sacramento Bee (east side island strip) were on during the rain. I trust you would want to know, and will discuss the matter with the groundskeepers immediately. These things happen to the best of us; there’s no shame in an honest mistake, although I myself have unplugged my sprinkler controller to prevent exactly this occurrence. It is early in the year for automatic sprinkler operations, wouldn’t you say? I wish you the best of luck and hope you get good cooperation in your efforts to correct the Bee’s practices.
As ever, I remain, your humble and obedient servant,
On the Public Record