Let­ters show ex­treme moral­is­tic tone

Times Colonist - - Comment -

Re: “No sym­pa­thy for tourists to Caribbean,” and “Pic­ture of smok­ing golfer a poor ex­am­ple,” let­ters, Sept. 14. The moral­is­tic tone of both let­ters is al­most be­yond be­lief.

First, in propos­ing that, for mak­ing the wrong choice, stranded hol­i­day mak­ers should be aban­doned to their own de­vices when hur­ri­canes ar­rive, does the writer also be­lieve that those who are burned or flooded out of their homes should also be ex­pected to go it alone be­cause Mother Na­ture turned on them? I’m sorry, but hid­ing behind “caveat emp­tor” just will not do.

Sec­ond, if golf­ing leg­end John Daly wants to puff on a ci­garette while con­tem­plat­ing his next move, (and course rules al­low), that is his choice, as in­deed are the con­se­quences. Surely, any­one pre­pared to en­ter­tain us with his out­stand­ing brand of golf while wear­ing such gar­ish golf pants de­serves some lee­way.

Carpe diem! Der­rick Johns Oak Bay

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