The breakfast TV star tweeted on social media on Tuesday to share a harsh letter to the editor published in Adelaide’s Sunday Mail newspapers.
Watch Sam address the letter in the video player above
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The writer, who introduced himself as Neill of Woodcroft, did not refrain from his assessment of Sam’s work ethic.
“I had to laugh when Sam Mac from Sunrise recently said he had a fantastic week,” Neil’s note titled No clouds in the skystarted.
“Well, of course he would say that after being in the Hunter Valley all week.”
The letter looked nice enough before it left unexpectedly.
“But what is he actually doing?” The letter continues.
“It seems to me very little, except that I give the weather temperatures and tell the viewers whether it will rain or be sunny.
“Not a bad job: receiving a salary while enjoying free accommodation, meals and, I guess, plane tickets.
“I’d like to know what he’s doing the rest of the day.”
Sam responded in a hilarious way, informing Neil and his followers on social media about the “hobbies” that keep him busy.
“Hello Neill from Woodcroft, and thanks for asking,” he wrote on Instagram.
“First, I have to commend you for your accurate summary of my role as a meteorologist, ie. telling people about the weather. Well received, sir. You got me.
“Now, in response to your question, when I don’t enjoy the glory of free accommodation, meals and plane tickets, I like to spend the rest of the day pursuing my favorite hobbies.”
Jumping on a rock, Latino dancing, managing anxiety about having to decide which jar to put the top of the bottle for local things at Grill’d, navel collecting, breakfast tv cosplay (aka “Kochplay”), beatboxing, downloading podcasts that I have no intention of listening to, stitching, learning national anthems on the flute, and if there is still time left, I like to write mocking letters to my local newspapers.
“And you, Neill?” What do you do the rest of the day? Sincerely, Sam. ”
The Sunrise the team discussed the letter on Tuesday in an episode of the show Seven Brekky, with co-hosts David Cook i Natalie Barr joking that they have been sharing the same thoughts as Neill for years.
“A guy named Neill, with two Ls, from Woodcroft in South Australia, wrote a letter to Sunday Mail asking ‘what is this meteorologist doing until the end of the day’, Sam told his colleagues.
“He thinks I’m just on vacation, he thinks I’m just laughing, but as you know, I work hard yards!”
“Neill is very perceptive. We got you, Neill, ”Kochie said.
“Neill is all of us,” Barr laughed.
Sam then asked if Kochi was the man behind the letter, asking his colleague, “Is your nickname Neil?”
It comes at a time when Sam is getting ready to become a father for the first time.
Meteorologist and his stylist partner Rebecca James announced in April that they expect a lot of joy later this year.
“Wowsers! The Mini Mac is coming soon and Vienna just can’t wipe the joy off his face, ”Mac said wrote on Instagram at the time.
The baby should be born in September.