I am writing in response to Gene Poole’s letter to the editor dated Aug. 6, 2013.
Mr. Poole, I read the letter concerning your visit to Newfoundland and I was very upset, but also sorry that your “Trip was not what you expected.”
I have to agree with your negative comments but this sort of thing goes on everywhere.
We are not perfect, but neither is North Carolina. I have been there. In Florida, they won’t let you cross on the walk sign. I could go on and on because I have been halfway around the world and I have experienced the same and more, but it does not stop me from going back.
Please do not be too harsh on us.
We are very friendly, kind people who would help anyone.
I think 9/11 has proved that. It is sad that you are going to spread this to your family and friends. You almost sound like you could be promoting propaganda. We have people from all over the world who love us and our province, just as it is.
Our tourism industry gets larger every year, and we will survive with or without negative criticism.
My advice to you, Mr. Poole, is to be less nitpicking and focus more on the positive, and you might have enjoyed our beautiful province more. It was your loss.
You will never find the perfect place, but you will always find a few bad apples in every barrel.