The writer of the Aug. 3 letter, "Saal's column a 'pitiful attempt,'" stated that she quit reading Mark Saal's column "a long time ago," but couldn't resist this one time, because a friend "wrote a letter complaining about it." It was this excuse of some irresistible desire to take a peek which interested me. She should know by now what to expect, but just cannot help herself after avoiding it for such "a long time."
It brought to mind the old gal who called the police and complained of a man exposing himself to her. The police arrive and ask: "Where is he." She shows them how if she stands on some books, piled on a chair, that he's right there fully visible over the transom above the door. I just don't buy those type of excuses.
This letter writer is clearly critical of LDS culture. She moved here from New York to reside in the heart of the LDS "hive," then started complaining about it? Does she know the guy in Sunset who bought his house next to the railroad mainline, then began a movement to have the trains quit sounding the horns at the crossings?
As far as giving out the information of being a professional journalist from New York, I say it was a mistake on the part of the plaintiff. It's not so much a resume enhancement as it once was, considering there are so many people who put the media on the same level as politicians and terrorists. Hmmm, I just dissed the folks I'm defending.
I figure Mr. Saal probably gets a chuckle out of critics like this writer. My suggestion to her would be, avoid his column for "a long time" again. Leave him to the people who enjoy what he has to say.