Not worth fighting
disabled and most of them have trouble walking. So any parking advantages are most welcome.
For everyone who parks illegally in these car parks, they are doing a genuine invalid out of something. Also, it’s not something that is given to an invalid: we pay for this benefit.
If it is a prosecutable offence that wardens can police, why is it not a prosecutable offence that police can enforce, and why aren’t police allowed onto Pak ’n Save property?
If someone got assaulted there, police can prosecute that. Why not parking?
(Letter abridged) Editor,
Dearest John Burke: The reality is, there are people in this world who, no matter what you put before them, no matter how things are explained, no matter how many times answers and explanations are produced, will refuse to be satisfied or happy.
These people feed off responses and revel in reactions to their accusations and assumptions.
Another reality, John, is that in a position such as yours, with the title you hold, and who you represent, you will attract the focus of these certain people and their idle time spent in the obsession of trying to find faults in others. Unfortunately, John, one of these people seems to be on your tail.
I know you, John, to be a man with a life of integrity behind you, and I have no reason to waver on that view.
A simple, yet great quote I live by: ‘‘I choose my battles wisely’’.
But the opponent needs to be worth the battle.
Tena koe mo tou mahi I roto tatou taone o Porirua. Haere kokiri John.
Thank you for your work in our town of Porirua. Keep moving forward John.