Update: She IS old and she IS English. I’m a genius. A frickin’ frickin’ genius. (h/t John)
I love old people.
Check out this letter printed yesterday in the PG’s Weekend Feedback:
It was with shock that I found out that KDKA had fired Valerie Abati, meteorologist. I found her refreshing, natural and always with a smile on her face. She appeared to get on well with her co-workers.
Reason number one I think the writer is old, “get on well”. Either that or she’s English.
Reason number two that I think the writer is old, she believes that the on-air banter between anchors is a legitimate and reliable gauge of how well they “get on” off-screen. I’m pretty sure Sally Wiggin and Wendy Bell have regular bitch-slap bouts in their cubicles, yet when they appear in public together, they basically make out with each other.
In Tuned In (MSNBC says money, not politics, drove Comcast decision, July 25), Rob Owen cites various possible reasons for her dismissal, such as people not caring for her voice or the way she came off. If that be the case, I am sure some people do not care for Keith Jones, Sonni Abatta and the traffic person.
“The traffic person”?!?!
Reason number three that she’s old. She couldn’t even be bothered to Google who KDKA’s traffic person is. And even better, not traffic GUY, traffic person. Gender neutral. Like a stick figure.
I heart Jim Lokay. I mean, if I weren’t anonymous, he and I would totally be best friends and would regularly meet Wendy Bell and David Conrad for drinks and we would all sit at Seviche for hours and talk smack about Sally Wiggin until Wendy started complaining that she couldn’t feel her teeth anymore and David, realizing that I had had six mimosas too many, would insist that we head home before Matt, Doug, and Daniel got angry.
But I AM anonymous. And he’s the TRAFFIC PERSON.