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Sam Mac accused of basically doing nothing

Sam Mac accused of basically doing nothing

Sam Mac has been called out in the Sunday Mail newspaper, with a local questioning what he actually does for a living.

The Sunrise weatherman shared the snippet onto Instagram titled “Not a cloud in the sky” which was sent in by Neill from Woodcroft.

Neill said he smiled when Sam said he had a “fantastic week” before slowly drilling the weatherman and his antics.

“I had to smile when Sunrise’s Sam Mac recently said he’d had a fantastic week,” the note began.

“Well, of course he would say that after being in the Hunter Valley all week. But what does he actually do?

“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.”

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Sam responded to Neill by sharing his hobbies, making it unclear on whether or not he should be offended by the letter.

“Hello Neill from Woodcroft, & thank you for your enquiry,” Sam began.

“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 favourite 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.”

Sam discussed the letter with his colleagues Nat Barr and David Koch, who laughed and said they agreed with Neill.

“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 said.

“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.

“Is your pen name Neill?” Sam then asked Kochie.

Images: Instagram

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