Letter to the editor: Please, get out of the fast


    Dear Editor:

    I am writing in order to share with as many people as I can the incredible discovery which I have recently made. Ever since my 16th birthday when I received my driver’s license, I have been tormented by a great mystery: who are those annoying drivers that incessantly block the left lane of the freeway?

    You all know who I am referring to — those drivers who insist on driving 65 mph in the left lane, thinking since they’re driving at the speed “limit,” then no one else needs to drive any faster. They’re “obeying” the law — 65 mph, no faster. But what about the other law? Thou shalt not travel in the left lane unless you are passing another car.

    But as I said, I now know who these people are. We all know them. They are the same people who continue to write article after article and letter after letter to the editor complaining about all of the students on campus wearing shorts that are above the knee.

    They say, “We will wear shorts to the middle of the knee, no higher, and so will everyone.” Sure, they are obeying the “law,” but what about the other law? Thou shalt not obsess over the “shortcomings” of others while ignoring your own.

    I can honestly say that I have not noticed anyone wearing shorts that are too short and immodest. First, because I really don’t care about other’s shorts. Second, again, because I don’t care.

    I’ve got too many other things to worry about — school, life, etc. My own shorts are probably an inch higher than my knee, but they cover what they need to, so I say fabulous. I also like to drive 75 mph on the freeway and have never even been close to being in an accident and have never had a ticket.

    So, I guess it all comes down to this one simple plea. Get out of the fast lane and drop the shorts issue.

    Spencer Scott

    Salt Lake City

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