Penticton Western News letter to the editor

Letter: Tone down the road rage behaviour

It seems like there is a lot of road rage type behaviour out there

Please don’t prejudge a situation. Instead, try and handle your approach to someone in a diplomatic fashion, the way you would like to be addressed.

I have picked up after my dog since I adopted her and I even have a harness with a built-in bag carrier. The city crew, just a day or so before had thanked us for picking up after her.

The morning of Aug. 31, I was at Penticton Creek by the school and my dog, who is 15 years old, has been having a lot of health issues. I was not aware she had gone again on the trail as I had just picked up earlier. This fellow came up to the car, and instead of saying, “Oops, I think your dog had an accident back there,” he instead got loud and aggressive sounding.

He started yelling accusations that I had seen her go. I told him I had no idea she had gone again, as I was trying to adjust her harness as it slips down all the time because she doesn’t walk very well anymore. Instead, he ramps it up and gets even louder.

It seems like there is a lot of road rage type behaviour out there. I sure hope this fellow doesn’t try this tactic on someone who has the same unbalanced approach to life situations.

Then again, he probably wouldn’t have said anything in the first place if I was six feet tall, 250 pounds and had a big Rottweiler.

Cheryl Anderson

Penticton

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