LETTERS: Disappointed visitor to the city

I would just like to say that in the month that I have been here I have been disappointed in a few of the places I have visited.

I am visiting from Colorado, USA, and I will be here for another four months. I would just like to say that in the month that I have been here I have been disappointed in a few of the places I have visited.

First I went into a Penticton restaurant, I had gone in for lunch and the owner went around to every table to see how everyone was doing except mine, which was OK. Then he was accepting the cash from other customers, and when I got up there he asked my waitress to come and take mine.

Seems a little strange as I am Hispanic and that made me very uncomfortable, and I will not be going there again. I had been there in the past and I loved the food. But, oh well, my money is good elsewhere.

Next I went into a coffee shop on Skaha Lake Road and had a burnt sandwich, cold coffee and no napkins — not all at the same time. The place was so busy that I didn’t want to take the time to complain, so I thought there are other coffee shops I will try.

I went into  another coffee shop and spoke to the manager there and she informed me that they owned both places. I explained to her the problems I had, which she was grateful enough to give me a $7 gift card.  I will be going back to that coffee shop from now on, even though it is way across town.

Then I went into a bakery and asked for a half dozen of sourdough rolls. When I got home they were so hard that I could have used them as hockey pucks. I just threw them away. I didn’t want my money back or anything in return, so I didn’t even bother to call them.

I was in a retail store the other day and the cashier, who was from Newfoundland, was the friendliest person I have met so far since I have been here. I only wish I would have asked her name, to give her kudos.

I just hope the rest of my stay here will be better, as I love coming to Penticton and have spent the last six summers here.

Cindy Roberts

Penticton and Colorado