Hard to understand letter writer’s concern

Certainly I support her right to complain and try to relieve what, in her opinion, is an injustice.

Editor: In response to a letter to the editor from Amanda Schaffner (The Times, April 19), I admit to some confusion on my part as to the purpose of her complaint.

It appears that her main complaint is regarding the alleged rudeness of a Township of Langley employee.  Fair enough.  We expect our Township employees at all levels to be courteous and respectful.

However, what purpose does Schaffner hope to accomplish with this letter to the editor of The Times?

Is it simply to inform us that, in her judgement, there is a rude employee working the streets?  May I suggest a letter to the appropriate division at city hall would better serve that purpose?

I am sorry to say that as it is, her complaint leaves me feeling no sympathy for her plight. She does not fully explain whether or not she received a parking infraction ticket for something she admittedly did — that is, park in a limited or no parking zone. I therefore believe that as she did not receive a ticket, and that the Township did indeed cut her some slack.

She raises a number of red herring issues, in my opinion. I am a believer in the Broken Window theory, written by James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling, published in a 1982 issue of the The Atlantic Monthly.

Accordingly, Schaffner has no one but herself to blame for this situation. Certainly I support her right to complain and try to relieve what, in her opinion, is an injustice. But I suggest she check the mirror first

Rob Jones-Cook,

Walnut Grove