Letters to the Editor

Lack of responsibility for actions lamented

To the editor:

This is a “thumbs down” to the thoughtless person who on Sunday, Feb. 6, could not control their dark blue/black SUV in the Mission area, and drove through our fence and into our yard at around 3 p.m.

You and you alone created much damage to our property and then left the scene of this “hit and run” accident caused solely by you.

This is a criminal offence and was reported to the police as such.

You stopped up the street and had the option to stay and take control of your actions, but instead you opted to take off without remaining at the scene and did not accept your responsibilities.

You have now caused us undo time spent and cost that will come out of our own pockets.

It is unfortunate you did not have the backbone to stick around to advise the owners personally and look after the damage.

To us, this is just the tip of the iceberg, as it seems that our society shirks its total responsibilities in many ways these days, traits that have been learned from parents or other associates.

We see it on the news day after day that very few people seem to be capable of stepping “up to the plate” to help others, accept their mistakes, or come forward to say they are wrong, but instead tend to blame others or run away from their inflicted wounds that they cause to others.

Our words to these people are start to accept what you create, think about other people’s property, and the value they place on it. It is not yours to harm or destroy.

What so often happens in life is that “what goes around, comes around.”

Someday, sometime, you will be caught in a similar situation, and this time will come back to haunt you.

We hope it will be an easy lesson learned.

Ron Crosby,

Kelowna,

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