Not worth fight­ing

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

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.

(Let­ter abridged)

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