Tough world we live in
Dear Editor: We sure are living in tough times but in order to change the world for the much better, we really need to start making drastic changes, town to town and city to city.
Let’s start right here in Kelowna which next year marks my ten-year anniversary residing in such a tough city to figure out. I know it very well now and as I run three businesses here, all hands on such as Neat Freak garage and closet organizing.
A very high percentage of nonsociable people live here and as well there is such a high crime rate for a city this size. Lots of gang activity present and with allowable tolerance to continue that activity and much lesser penalties that should have been implemented years and years ago, before the Bacon murder right in front of the Grand in broad daylight.
There is a lot of poor work ethic here too as I find it very difficult to find any good solid helpers who really like to work and not just sit around complaining in “poor me” fashion that they have zero money but yet just want to sit around smoking dope, etc. And there is a ton of drugs here, please know.
Just on Oct. 25, I had a helper show up an hour late and then in his utter wisdom, not show to help unload the truck at a new address, leaving me and my other helper to fend for ourselves with a very heavy piano strapped up. Never heard back, no explanation, no sorry, nothing! One of many stories to share for sure like not one but two no-shows on Saturday so I helped a customer just myself. If anything, I am a story machine based on bad luck and meeting many selfish and idiotic people.
Everyone is so consumed by their cell phones these days. Really, it’s pathetic. Everyone is looking down, down, down. They can not even stand in line at a grocery store for a mere 1-4 minutes without having to constantly be looking down at their cell. And I am not talking about just teenagers either. Look up for Pete’s sake!
Maybe someone is sending a smile your way, a real smile, not just a fake Emoji one! The world is a big place out there ...take a look at it every now and then.
On the way back from Vegas to the Kelowna airport more recently, (I was there during those completely awful shootings), pretty much 90 per cent of all passengers were just looking down the entire flight, except to get up and use the washroom. No looking out window, no engaging in real conversation, no reading the WestJet magazine or a Province newspaper... just on their cells and tablets. I am very thankful to be in that 10 per cent bracket of not needing to be doing that 24/7.
And lastly, why do most women in Kelowna have a huge guard up? Just over a year ago my heart was very broken by someone I really loved and cared about and I’ll tell you that yes I tried to get right back on the saddle to try and find someone else and wow it is a tough battle to find a replacement for how I once felt.
If anyone should be reserved it should be me but I am not at all. To be sociable and hold the door open for others and just be friendly is the way everyone should try and be. Yes? Then the world’s improvement would start right here in Kelowna, wouldn’t it?
Be nice, be fun, work hard, appreciate others and look up! I do not think that is so very hard to do. Noel Preen Kelowna