Lois Tilton of Locus reviewed Crowded #1, which included my short story, "Athlete's Foot." Her opinion was a resounding "meh."
This is humor, that sort that depends on making the fall guy into such an egregious asshole so we can laugh at a misfortune that would be tragic in a sympathetic character. It also helps if the misfortune is a bit absurd. The narrator, give him credit, does come up with some sympathy in the end.
Fair enough. One of the most important lessons I learned as a creative person is that you can't fault people for not liking what they don't like. The fact that Ms. Tilton thought my short story "Lucky" was "genuinely funny" eases the sting a little, too.