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Mainz: Did not know frequency of train travel in Sun City

Posted 1/20/21

I am writing in response to a letter (“Buyers should know what they are getting,” Sun City Independent, Dec. 30, 2020) from Gib Foulke, which was blatantly uncivil.

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Mainz: Did not know frequency of train travel in Sun City

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I am writing in response to a letter (“Buyers should know what they are getting,” Sun City Independent, Dec. 30, 2020) from Gib Foulke, which was blatantly uncivil.

People should be able to express their opinion without getting a nasty, vitriolic response. When I was young, I often heard that we mellow as we get older. That is clearly not the case with Gob.

When I purchased my home earlier this year, the prior owner did disclose that there was train noise. Of course, there were no specifics to let me know how many times between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. I would be awakened by the sound of the horn.

I was not made aware of noise from the jets at all. The very first night that I slept in my new home I was subjected to horrendous noise from those jets, which went on from about 9:30 p.m. until just after midnight.

Needless to say, I felt major buyer’s remorse. When one buys a house, there are so many issues to juggle and papers to sign that a potential buyer can’t remember to gather iota of information about living conditions in the area. Had I known how often trains travel through the area at night I would not have purchased a home here. I will move, as soon as it is convenient for me to do so, not because some ill-mannered person tells me to.

I am certain Gib, or someone like him (there have been quite a few) will have a snarky response to my letter. That won’t affect me because I will no longer read anything in the “Letters to the Editor” section. There is so much unkindness and incivility in this world. I won’t deliberately subject myself to it.

Here’s a grammar check for you, Gib. You started your letter with, “In regards to...” The proper phrase is, “In regard to...” there is no “s.” I get a little irritable when people don’t use proper grammar.

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