Tourists showed bound­less en­ti­tle­ment

Times Colonist - - Comment -

Re: “No sym­pa­thy for tourists to Caribbean,” let­ter, Sept. 14. Bravo to the let­ter-writer for ex­press­ing the dis­gust that a lot of us feel in re­sponse to the whin­ing by Cana­di­ans stranded by hur­ri­cane Irma.

The vast ma­jor­ity are va­ca­tion­ers, in­sured, in a sea­sonal hur­ri­cane zone, who were told many days in ad­vance that a ma­jor weather event was on the way, but were ap­par­ently too ir­re­spon­si­ble to heed all the warn­ings. Now, shame­less, they de­mand special flights on the public dime, ap­par­ently blam­ing gov­ern­ment for not do­ing their think­ing for them.

In the spirit of bound­less en­ti­tle­ment, would they also like a change of di­a­pers? Mark Jo­hans­son Vic­to­ria

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