Letters show extreme moralistic tone
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