Curmudgeon with a column
Re: July 18 John Kelso column “If you want a cheap flight on Spirit, leave stuff at home.”
I regularly read John Kelso’s column and am repeatedly offended, bored and bewildered by his topics and his irrelevant, inane observations. Any actual argument for or against Spirit’s CEO is anesthetized by Kelso’s barrage of irrelevant, hypothetical rhetoric and half-wit allusions.
To top it off, he closes this nonsensical diatribe by perpetuating the stereotype that people identified as Middle Eastern are often undeservedly searched by TSA because of their appearance: “Can you say strip search?” I found myself going back, trying to follow his logic and understand how I ended up with the final words “strip search.” I also found the word spank used at the beginning of the column and the jab at Greyhound Bus’ reputation with a lower-income clientele rather tasteless.
Kelso might be a beacon of cultural ideals to some people, but to me he seems a somewhat close-minded curmudgeon with a column.