Speaking of the Disappointments Diary here’s an interview in the NY Times with the creator Nick Asbury:
Q. Is there a money-back guarantee if people are disappointed with it?
A. This is one of the problems we have. We’ve gotten some lovely letters from people, but quite a lot of them join in the joke and say they were terribly disappointed to receive it and it’s the worst thing they’ve seen this year. Most of the time you can tell they’re joking, but now and again it’s so dryly done that you kind of think, “Are they actually serious?”
I love British dry humour and when people aren’t too serious about things.