MOST PEOPLE REALLY DO CARE
I FIND it appalling that Rex Gardner can make such grandiose generalisations from the story of Matthew, who sadly died unnoticed outside the Royal Hobart Hospital (“How many passed by Matthew’s body?”,
Sunday Tasmanian, October 28). To say that “most of us don’t care and will dodge around the Matthews of this world” is trying to appeal to heartstrings of readers we apparently don’t have.
I myself walked past the hospital during that time, but pedestrian traffic is diverted away from the garden beds with scaffold structures to an alternative footpath due to construction works. Otherwise I’m sure most citizens like myself would have not just walked past but cared.
J. O’Toole New Town