Dear Press,

I know that you have so much going on with the conventions and hurricanes and what not. And I know that you are constantly facing criticism about being biased, therefore I concede this is not all that important. But if you could do me a small favor, I’d appreciate it. Well, there are two favors really.

When talking about hurricanes hitting the “Carolina Coast” please specify North or South. We are not the same place. This is not an issue of wanting accuracy on weather prediction as much as it is an annoyance with being lumped together with the lesser of the Carolinas. Not that NC is a bad place. It beats the pants off living somewhere, say, New Hampshire, where people spend $400 bucks of South Carolinians hard earned money WITHOUT asking. But just be clearer. Thanks.

And when reporting on the strength of hurricanes, would it really kill you to actually say the whole word? It’s CAT-E-GORY. Not Cat. You get paid a lot of money, and I think you should put in that extra effort to prove you’re worth it. I bet you order tacos with a side of guac, don’t you?

Thanks.

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4 Responses to Dear Press,

  1. Sam says:

    i loathe the ‘cat’ thing too!!! when my daddy says it, i get so frazzled i want to smack him-and that’s coming from a high maintenance daddy’s girl extraordinaire.

    ps-it’s 5am, i’ve been at work for 21 hours, awake for 22, and i can still spell extraordinaire. i think i must have sacrificed a whole bunch of other genes for that spelling one.

  2. Colleen says:

    Well done, Cheryl. I’ve been thinking these same things all weekend….

  3. Jared says:

    21 hours?!? At work? You mean straight? And you’re still alive, let alone coherent…

  4. cheryl says:

    jared, we are going to have along convo about your attitude.

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