Bad experiences for one out-of-town shopper

Most of the stores did not have enough staff; most sales associates were for the most part rude, smelled like last night’s party.

To the editor:

On my way shopping in Kelowna I was almost run off the road on the way into the mall (not by tourists), threatened in the mall for ‘looking’ at someone (exact words: “Don’t you be a giving me that look,” the second time  through clenched teeth).

Most of the stores did not have enough staff; most sales associates were for the most part rude, smelled like last night’s party and couldn’t have cared less about a customer.

Kelowna is becoming some sort of cartoon thug town. We ended our trip at [a fashionable sporting outlet]. Ahem—the snobbery and illicit cash flow is incredibly apparent in the city as a whole. The way some people ooze of money, and poo poo the homeless, is absolutely horrible.

I would like to see the “Shop at Orchard Park Mall” billboard out of Kamloops. I’d prefer to feel safe and welcome when spending my money.

Corrine Reid, Kamloops

Kelowna Capital News