Plenty to complain about

The editorial in the Aug. 12 edition of the Penticton Western News, “Fight over HST now just a waiting game”, was pretty much bang on until the last paragraph, which stated “those prone to doing so will eventually find something else to complain about.”

The editorial  in the Aug. 12 edition of the Penticton Western News, “Fight over HST now just a waiting game”, was pretty much bang on until the last paragraph, which stated “those prone to doing so will eventually find something else to complain about.”

It has a certain ring to it — but the media, in one form or another, is responsible 24/7 for the supply of  downer fodder — thankfully for complainers to complain about.

I  disagree with the saying  “what we don’t know can’t hurt us.” Have you checked under your office chair for a bomb lately or read your own news stories?

Without media reporting on sick and sad events from around a shrinking world bound by instant electronics, the Porko creeps may find a higher gear to turn the screws on we the unsuspecting who would have no knowledge of the good, bad or ugly, yet alone hope for a tiny glimpse of truth.

Even in a perfect world, which ain’t about to happen, complainers would be needed to keep it perfect.

In fact, I present a complaint that happened in the past hour. My wife just returned from a visit with the doctor who gave her a prescription to fill:  cost of ointment $ 2.01; dispensing fee $9.80; total cost of $11.61.  Now here is a rip off to complain about — don’t you think?

Tom Isherwood

 

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