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