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Worst Opening Paragraph Ever

Posted on: January 24, 2013

My cousin who lives in the northwest US and whose identity I will protect (you’ll soon see why…) recently began a letter to Imagethe family this way:

The chill air pressed against the window like an old, smelly chamois down at the car wash, and there was no way to escape the oppressive, smothering, suffocating, stultifying, clammy, cold fog, that just stayed there like a fiscal cliff, while out there somewhere the sun was shining, and people were warm and walking about in hideous bermuda shorts–the whole thing was just too, too horrible, like a bad opening paragraph in story that would never be sold. 
 
Can you write a better worse paragraph?
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