Sunrise weatherman Sam Mac has responded to a critic who questioned what he actually does everyday.
The breakfast TV star took to social media on Tuesday to share a scathing letter to the editor that had been published in Adelaide’s Sunday Mail newspaper.
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The writer, who identified himself as Neill from Woodcroft, didn’t hold back in his assessment of Sam’s work ethics.
“I had to smile when Sunrise’s Sam Mac recently said he’d had a fantastic week,” Neil’s note, titled Not a cloud in the skybegan.
“Well, of course he would say that after being in the Hunter Valley all week.”
The letter seemed nice enough before taking an unexpected turn.
“But what does he actually do?, the letter continued.
“It seems to me very little, except for giving the weather temperatures and telling viewers if it’s going to be raining or sunny.
“Not a bad job: getting paid while enjoying free accommodation, meals and, I presume, airfares.
“I’d like to know what he does for the rest of the day.”
Sam responded in hilarious fashion, informing Neill and his social media followers about the “hobbies’ that keep him busy.
“Hello Neill from Woodcroft, & thank you for your enquiry,” he wrote on Instagram.
“Firstly, I must commend you on your accurate summary of my role as a Weatherman, ie telling people the weather. Well spotted Sir. You got me.
“Now, in answer to your question, when I’m not basking in the glory of free accommodation, meals & airfares, I like to spend the rest of the day partaking in my favorite hobbies…
“Stone skipping, latin dancing, managing the anxiety of having to decide which jar to put my local matters bottle top in at Grill’d, collecting navel fluff, breakfast tv cosplay (aka “Kochplay”), beatboxing, downloading podcasts I have no intention of listening to, quilting, learning national anthems on the flute, & if there’s anytime left over, I like to write snide letters to my local newspapers.
“How about you Neill? What do YOU do for the rest of the day? Sincerely, Sam.”
Tea Sunrise team discussed the letter on Tuesday’s episode of the Seven brekky show, with co-hosts David Koch and Natalie Barr joking they had been sharing the same thoughts as Neill for years.
“A guy named Neill, with two Ls, from Woodcroft in South Australia wrote a letter in the Sunday Mail asking ‘what does that weatherman do for the rest of his day’,” Sam told his colleagues.
“He thinks I’m just on holiday, he thinks I’m just having a laugh, but as you guys know, I do the hard yards!”
“Neill is very perceptive. We get you, Neill,” Kochie said.
“Neill is all of us,” Barr laughed.
Sam then questioned whether Kochie was the man behind the letter, asking his colleague: “is your pen name Neill?”
It comes as Sam prepares to become a father for the first time.
The weatherman and his stylist partner Rebecca James announced in April that they are expecting a bundle of joy later this year.
“Wowzers! Mini Mac coming soon & Bec just can’t wipe the joy off her face,” Mac wrote on Instagram at the time.
The baby is due in September.