The Writer and the Editor
Sent in by Barney, obviously a writer. I do have sympathy for him, having my stories butchered as well.
A writer and an editor were making their way through a hot, dry desert. After several hours in the blistering heat they spotted an oasis up ahead. The writer, a passionate impetuous creature (like all of us), immediately ran to the pond in the oasis and jumped in. The editor sauntered along at his leisure, finally walked up to the pond's edge, and, while the writer was still happily splashing about, began peeing in it. Appalled, the writer jumped out and cried, "what are you doing??!!!"
Says the editor: "I'm making it better."