Thank you for your portrayal of the recent downtown Baltimore sit-in ("'Occupy' protesters gather," Sept. 5). Reporter Peter Hermann's account of a 53-year-old former real estate broker who quit her job to sell costume jewelry and now complains about not being able to afford "a bookkeeper" and a "web designer" brought home the degree of self-absorption, entitlement, neediness and sheer dweeb-iness of the assorted suburban PTA moms, tenured sociologists, graduate students, Starbucks barristas and dance therapists playing downtown at their revolutionary jamboree.

Incidentally, if she talked people into 11 percent mortgages, as implied, she ought to be tarred and feathered and ridden out of town on a rail for usury.

J. Christoph Amberger, Towson