Single Status Update
I wrote this to the editor of our hometown paper in response to other letters that have been against new business from entering our town. I'm fucking sick of these yuppies that HAVEN'T EVEN LIVED HERE THEIR ENTIRE LIVES worrying about the "tourist attractionism" of our town. WHO CARES, WE NEED JOBS MORE THAN IDIOTIC TOURISTS TAKING OVER OUR TOWN ONE DAY A YEAR.
To the editor :
I am extremely disappointed with the community lately, it seems to show a lack of compassion for the younger generation (as well as the opinions of others) when it comes to their ideas for the future of this town. Naples is not a tourist attraction, it hosts a Grape Festival, there is a big difference. Yes, once a year we attract 3 times the amount of people that reside in this town. However, the other 364 days of the year, we're all here and they are not. What is this big draw about tourism? Who cares if people think our town is unique? Why should we? They don't live here, we do. Do you know how hard it is for a teenager or young adult to get employed locally? Do you realize we face the possibility of stagnation, no new blood throwing their gloves into the money-pool ring. Without new stores, how do you expect to support your precious little tourist attraction? Oh, with extremely high taxes and poor opprotunities for employment inside the town and even worse opprotunities for potential investors in our towns. We are not talking about a business that will crop up and die within a few years such as the last few stores that have occupied the same space "Yesterday's Muse" did, we're talking about retailers with established finances and the ability to spend a lot of money on their investments. We're talking about the possibility of another stable business in this region and this is what we need, not some cozy little tourist attraction. For what? So we can be proud that people gawk at our town? A Kinney Drugs, a Dollar General and even a adult-entertainment store would not be detrimental to this community in any way. Also, I found it amusing how one person mentions how they moved here from Pittsford and is so concerned about the preservation of Naples. Sorry, I've lived here all my life and I really don't care about some building if it means a plethora of new jobs. It's called "advancement" and it's not so scary, so please take your hands from off your eyes. The reaction against Kinney was detrimental to Naples, especially the owners of the building that was (and is) to be sold. Yes, you are really champions of a noble cause, to prevent teenagers from possible employment within their communities and leading us down a path of capital stagnation. Thank you for fighting for such a worthy cause.
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Emotion (which is obviously present) sapped the credibility out of your "letter to the editor" even if the premise is correct.
In udder words, sharp, biting sarcasm doesn't woo people.
I'm not trying to woo them, I'm showing them that they are wrong and there is more evidence to show they are wrong than to support their point.
Any idiot who got a C in Econ could explain this situation to them.