2002-11-30 / Letters

They’ve Got To Be Kidding

They've Got To Be Kidding

Dear Editor;

Many times when I read the "Bag of Mail" in The Wave, I think to myself, "I should write a reply to this letter or that."  Then I think, "Better off keeping my mouth shut," and I never write in.  After reading the Bag of Mail in last week's Wave I can remain silent no longer.

Julian M. Kotch writes: "residents of Belle Harbor are victimized every day, the latest reason being that we are being required to move our cars off the streets surrounding the crash site from midnight Monday through noon Tuesday."

To this nonsensical comment I can only reply, "ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!"

Two hundred and sixty people died because of the crash of flight 587, five of your neighbors (You should thank God that it was only 5) and you can take the time to sit down and write an editorial to The Wave claiming that you are "Victimized" because you can't park on the street for 12 hours?  The families of 260 victims are inconveniencing you because they want to hold an anniversary memorial?  Park around the corner for one night, Julian!  You should be ashamed of yourself!  My car got towed because I didn't see the sign and I realize that it was my mistake.  Do us all a favor next time and speak for yourself, not "the residents of Belle Harbor."

Finally, to the woman who wrote that "Waldbaum's is discriminating against the Jewish population of Rockaway" because Kosher turkeys are not part of the free turkey deal if you spend $150 in the store.  Give me a break, please.  That just might be the most absurd remark I've ever heard.  Do you honestly think that the only supermarket covering Belle Harbor would discriminate against Jewish people?  That would be financial suicide.  I may be wrong but aren't Kosher turkeys more expensive?  I think you should take a giant step back, look at what's going on in the world around you and stop crying about a free turkey.  "Discriminated against."

GEORGE JOHNSON


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