Sunday, January 24, 2010

a letter from a local

Dear Sundance Film Festival Attendees,

Contrary to your own belief, you are not the most important people on earth.

While we Park City locals appreciate our little ski town being on the map for all the glitz and glamour of the ten day movie-fest, I personally have had enough of your arrogance and oblivious attitudes.

I am well aware that this is a vacation for you, however, some of us live here and do have to get our children to school and shop for groceries and all the mundane, every day responsibilities that come with, well... life.  Therefore, it would be greatly appreciated if you would get off your phones while you are driving and pay attention to traffic lights, signs, and other drivers and pedestrians around you.

Along the same lines, please note that our traffic lights and turning lanes are not optional.  Like everywhere else in the good old U.S. of A, these things keep our world a slightly orderly and a little more safe for all of us to get around. 

Please don't sit in the center lane and then turn right just to get around the quarter mile long line of cars waiting THEIR TURN to turn on the next road.

Please don't sit in the middle of the intersection on a yellow light during a traffic stand still, causing me to miss my green arrow and waiting another five minutes to get where I need to go.

Even if you're late for your movie, the above still stands.

And, I know that sometimes you're strapped for conversation, but if you happen to sit next to me on the chairlift, please don't go on and on and on about how you make more money than you know what to do with and that you're really just a hippie in a rich man's life.

It makes me want to barf.

Lastly, coming from a girl who loves to shop for her colors, I thought I might clue you in on a little fashion detail.  Sundance tourists can be spotted from afar simply by your black jackets and movie star sunglasses.

Try to step out of your comfort zone in the fashion department next year.

And remember, red means stop.

Until next year,
A simple PC local


  1. You're hilarious.

    I'm sure many of the tourists are the artsy cultured elitists from CA. I don't get the arts, but since I live here..I apologize for them.

  2. Darn! Sure wish I lived in 060 - especially now!

  3. Too funny! I hope writing this angry letter made you feel better!! ;) And BTW- who did you sit next to on the ski lift?

  4. Duly noted. These are weighty expectations when one is.just.that.fabulous.

    I here you though girl. The same thing happens here. Oh wait. :)

    For real though. Stink.

  5. Seriously?!?! Are you going to write one of these every year???


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