Letters to the Editor

Charlotte T. Best: Saunders’ slip

Say, wait a minute. Usually Barry Saunders can be counted on to know himself and those around him well enough to write without old worn-out attitudes coming to the surface.

But, in his April 28 column “Another female chief in the Triangle,” he blamed himself for bad outcomes when dating female police officers, then noted that at his inexperienced age he probably would have failed even “if the women had been Waffle House waitresses.” Say what?

Are waitresses and other women in low-paying servile jobs to be automatically classed as dumb and easy and unarmed?

Knowing thyself includes knowing the parts that are in the dark but that may come forth at the drop of a pen.

Charlotte T. Best

Chapel Hill