Re: Trains should take a break for us, Jan. 10 letters.
The letter writer is clearly bothered by the sight, sound and very presence of the “inconsiderate houseguest,” “inconsiderate bully” and “rude American train which has no consideration for anyone else.”
But, suggesting that the train timetable should be rescheduled to accommodate White Rock festivals or favouring government expropriation seems to be an unreasonable expectation.
Trains are not rude and train companies are not inconsiderate bullies, though people can be.
Moving and connecting goods and people on schedule every day is what trains do. It is a good thing. In fact, it is awesome. The sight and sound of these trains remind me of this vital service that we often take for granted. After so many years, I am still thrilled to watch a train go by.
The train did not spoil that beautiful sunny New Year’s Day.
But the disproportionate response of anger and indignation caused by the trains’ brief interruption did indeed ruin her “perfect day.”
M. Trevelyan, White Rock