Dear Friends in Russia:

Thanks for your repeated attempts over the past few weeks to comment on my post: Ichi no Tori (yakitori bar). I’m glad that you find that one and only post so very compelling. Perhaps it’s something about grilled meat and sake that piques your interest. Sadly, I have never learned the Cyrillic alphabet and so cannot approve what are, I’m sure, lovely compliments on my writing and photography. I thank you for your supposed kindness. Perhaps I might feel more comfortable approving your comments if the URLs you provided ever linked to a legitimate Web site. I’d hate to suspect you of being spammers.

Again, many thanks for your interest and commitment, but I simply cannot approve your comments.

Best of luck in your Internet endeavors.

Yours sincerely,