Columnist, friends need a reality check

People need to show more compassion for others who may be in tough situations

Re: These pets are not the cuddly kind (Column, Nov. 9)

Shame on Ms. Lavin for writing such a self-centred column and even more so on the News for publishing such drivel.

Poor Ms. Lavin, she and her friends actually have to wait while some old pensioner must count her pennies to buy some food with her meagre pension, whilst “others” must wait behind with their wads of bills waiting to buy all manner of luxury food.

And oh, the pain of having to put up with being around someone in an electric wheelchair. That person must live in it day in and day out – think about that.

And the little old lady who is with her husband? How wonderful that he will support her and help her with the groceries – which are horribly heavy for the elderly. Good for him for helping; at least someone is willing to.

When was the last time you offered help to such a person getting their cart to their car? Or is it just easier to complain about them getting in your way?

Listen to yourself. You have money, you have your health, you have all manner of blessings. And as a further blessing, you and your spoiled friends are given the opportunity to be compassionate and caring. And you wasted that opportunity.

Take a walk in those moccasins just for one mile. You need the reality check.

Ann Vavasour

Victoria

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