Hey, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, Council Chairwoman Vicki Almond and the other leaders who took pricey sports tickets from companies that have financial dealings with Baltimore County: Here's a quick civics lesson from an old teacher who like others elected you because you are, in fact, highly intelligent people.

Just because it's "not against the law" doesn't mean it's "OK to do" or "a nice treat" for wife or family ("Kamenetz, council members got tickets from developers," May 2). Maybe I'm just jealous. After all, no corporation has given my family Ravens tickets recently — or ever.

I'm puzzled. Why might that be? Quick English lesson: You don't spell this legal practice "p-e-r-k," you spell it "g-r-a-f-t."

Stephen Devorah, Pikesville