No laugh­ing mat­ter

The Washington Post Sunday - - SUN­DAY OPIN­ION -

Pe­tula Dvo­rak’s Sept. 29 Metro col­umn, “A sex-toy shop turns out to be sur­pris­ingly tame,” did a dis­ser­vice in mock­ing the Lees­burg Town Coun­cil and the peo­ple who shared its con­cerns about the lin­gerie and sex-toy shop Le Tache.

Res­i­dents have been up­set about Le Tache for the five years that it has been there. The prob­lem is that no­body knows what to do about it; there is no or­di­nance in Lees­burg re­gard­ing such a shop.

The shop is on the most prom­i­nent cor­ner in Lees­burg, di­rectly across from the court­house. Lees­burg’s coun­cil and res­i­dents take pride in their his­toric town that draws tourists and is home to many fam­i­lies with chil­dren. Does Ms. Dvo­rak ad­vo­cate that Lees­burg’s chil­dren close their eyes as they pass the shop? If such shops must ex­ist, they should not be at the most prom­i­nent in­ter­sec­tion.

Rather than mak­ing fun of us, I wish that Ms. Dvo­rak would help us to bring clo­sure to this eye­sore and source of con­tention.

Joan Gorman, Lans­downe

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