To the Editor:
The article “Vietnamese man moves into his American Dream — and it has a garage” (printed on June 26, in issue 24) came to my attention.
After I read it on the bus, I almost wanted to laugh at the author and the content.
At the beginning, I thought it would talk about someone’s hard work toward realizing his or her American dream. It is not. The man got the house through laziness and pure luck, just like [getting a winning] lottery ticket.
My six-figure annual tax payment to the government will pay for some of his new house, too. This is not the real American Dream. It is a lazy man’s game by exploiting the American system. It is not worth [putting] into a newspaper, not to mention on the front page.
You did a good job by using fancy words to catch readers’ eyes, [but] you may not care what readers’ thoughts [are] and what you are talking about in the story. I was fooled by the title and polluted by the content.
— Benson Zhang, Seattle