Dear Click and Clack,
I chuckled over the gentleman who wrote in asking about tea and barber chairs. I was more interested in the debate over “The Andy Standard” and the rating of Andy’s letter.
The gentleman who wrote in commenting on it and used Babe Ruth and Hank Arron and Roger Maris as examples was on to something.
Hank Arron and Roger Maris are, arguably, better baseball players but Babe Ruth is the standard by which all others are judged. “He may be good, but he’s no Babe Ruth” or “Clearly, he’s no Babe Ruth”
And in setting the standard he himself is above the rating.
I would suggest that Andy remain un-ranked and all who come after him are to be rated on “The Andy Scale”.
p.s. on a completely unrelated subject: Have you ever considered a guest co-host? You have one of the coolest “guy jobs” ever you should think about sharing. My husband would make an awesome choice.