Letter: Spare Us the Hysterics, Thank You

To the Editor:

Suppose your boss called you into his office and told you that, although he had promised a raise of 3 percent, he would only give you a 1 percent raise because of the weak economy.

And you react with: Oh, my God. I won’t be able to heat my house this winter. I will have to give up food for one day each week. I will have to cancel my phone, Internet and cable. (Get an Obama phone?) No TV, radio or lights for one day each week.

If this is your reaction, you missed your calling. You should be a politician.

Gregor Fellers