Wendy Partridge of Centerville is our Letter Writer of the Month. Her humorous take on driving home to Davis County during a traffic mess was, she says, "like driving in Mexico." She also works in the insurance business where, she says, "You have to have a sense of humor in my job." She says something will catch her eye, she'll mull it over and — before long — she's writing something down. We look forward to more submissions.

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I wish to express my apologies to some of my fellow commuters who joined me in the northbound "parking lot." First of all, to all you VIPs who don't have to abide traffic laws in actual traffic, I'm sorry for occupying the road and further delaying your important journey. I thank you for your expertise, which allowed you to avoid causing at least the three near-miss accidents that I personally witnessed. I also thank the five cars that avoided hitting me at the last second as they tried to occupy the same space I did.

Last, but not least, I wish to apologize to Al Gore and all the environmental greenies. While I don't drive a gas guzzler, I burned valuable fuel in the northbound parking lot and ran the air conditioner the whole time.

To my other non-VIP commuters who abide traffic laws, thank you and remember the meek inherit the earth.

Thanks one and all for letting me at last arrive home safely.

Wendy Partridge


July 31, 2008

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Editor's note: Each month, the Deseret News editorial board will select a "Letter of the Month" to highlight the author and encourage provocative letter writing in the newspaper's daily Readers' Forum. At the end of 2008, each featured writer will be recognized at a luncheon hosted by the Deseret News.