Pacific Tattoo disagreement calls for compromise

Lack of respect for others, and an unwillingness to compromise often leads to bigger problems in all walks of life.

When I read Marlene Weeks’ letter (Re. “‘Lost smile’ to blame in Pacific Tattoo dispute,” July 18)) my first reaction was okay, okay I get it; your little guy is precious beyond belief.

He’s a rare bundle sent from heaven, arrived here on the back of his own special unicorn. He’s perfect and beautiful. Long may he run. My happiness for you is complete.

I realize his every word is weighty and unique, but could you rein him in (even just a little) when in public places? For pity’s sake, at least try.

As for your fellow show-goer, I think she needs to know there’s a difference between a military band concert and a harpist’s solo. She might have cut you and your boy a little slack.

From my perspective, you both ruined the show for each other and probably for a lot of other people around you. The reason? Neither of you were willing to compromise. You, for not hushing your boy; her, for being so grouchy about it.

Lack of respect for others, and an unwillingness to compromise often leads to bigger problems in all walks of life. Let this be a lesson to you both.

John Campbell


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