Sometimes, readers send me things to incite an emotion or two.
Sometimes it's laughter. Sometimes it's nausea. Sometimes, though, it's mere bafflement.
An example of this last one came from a reader in Houston. She sent me a lease agreement created by a company called Fine Arts Apartments.
She asked me to focus on one particular clause: "No use of electronics in common areas."
This seemed so peculiarly draconian that I wondered how it might have come about.
Did it really mean that you couldn't walk along the corridors of one of Fine Arts … Read more