Charg­ing bad form

South Waikato News - - OPINION -

How many times over the years have we heard peo­ple say they do not shop in Toko­roa?

The re­ply is al­ways the shop own­ers charge too much, no ser­vice and at­ti­tude we could not care less about.

Not all shop own­ers are like this so it is un­fair to judge, but I came across one long-stand­ing business that ap­pears to have this at­ti­tude.

My pass­port had to be re­newed. I went to our lo­cal travel agent to pick up the form I re­quired, th­ese in a nice plas­tic stand with a sign say­ing $1 each. I walked out and de­cided I would wait un­til I was in Ro­torua, there the travel agents give them away for free.

When I made in­quiries at th­ese travel agents they told me in­ter­nal af­fairs sup­plied them to travel agents free of charge.

Why, when peo­ple are strug­gling to make ends meet do we tol­er­ate this sort of be­hav­iour?

H Lodge, Toko­roa.

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