Letter to the Editor

I really like isosceles trapezoids because I can cut perpendicular to the end of the smaller baseline and get a triangle that fits into the other end to make a rectangle. I like this because it equalizes the two previously unequal baselines. Rhombi and parallelograms can also be cut to fit nicely into rectangles, although in their case the two baselines end up exactly the same length. This is a little futile in my opinion, although some say this helps them see more eye-to-eye. But — BUT! Most of all I like non-isosceles trapezoids because when I cut them, I have to really masterfully plan and execute my scissor snipping to create equality. I used to feel alone in this liking, but my mind is changing.James Antony, 2009