How would he like to be without medicine for two days?
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This is in response to the ignorant and condescending opinion expressed by Tom Shea in his letter "Mostly Junk Mail" (Feb. 14). While Mr. Shea is free to have his own opinion, why did the Post-Gazette feel the need to print such insulting and insensitive garbage?
We would enjoy witnessing Mr. Shea in pain or suffering from an illness for two consecutive days without medication as he is asking others to do, then ask him if not having access to medicine is as unimportant and blase an issue as his letter implies.
From the tone of his letter, we are sure he also subscribes to the phony and convenient concern for small business. How does he think these small businesses promote themselves to potential customers and consumers? One man's junk mail is another man's livelihood.
Poor people receive checks not labeled assistance: paychecks, pension checks, refund checks and insurance checks are all delivered and arrive in their mailboxes. Mr. Shea's conceit assumes Saturday mail will not be missed or not be a hardship for anyone who is not elderly or considered poor. Consider Netflix delivered for Saturday family nights.
His cavalier attitude is an affront to all people whether rich or poor.
BILL and HELEN WHALEN
First Published February 20, 2013 12:00 am