Sometimes, you need a first grader to dish you truths about life and bring you back down to earth.

Lucky Peach reader Rehaan Anjaria penned the below letter to the magazine, in which she schools editor Peter Meehan on the matter of dirty water hot dogs. In response, the magazine issued the following statement:

“Lucky Peach apologizes for the erroneous entry that editor Peter Meehan penned in the Street Food issue about New York hot dogs, in which he may or may not have called them ‘gross.'”

The letter below is, essentially, the greatest and last defense of the dirty water dog you’ll ever need to read.


[via Lucky Peach]