Thursday, June 17, 2021
June 17, 2021

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Letter: Agree to disagree


An unfortunate incident occurred on May 5 at a Fred Meyer garden nursery in Vancouver. An older gentleman verbally attacked a young woman because her car sported some bumper stickers he did not like.

Although the majority of the stickers were harmless and humorous, apparently a couple of them contrasted with his personal political viewpoint. He announced loudly that she was a terrorist. She, to her credit, did not take the bait, and even went so far as to say they probably had more in common than they had differences. He continued his rant, and she continued her deflection, saying they may not agree, but here they both were buying flowers. As he left, he hit her car with his fist and shouted “Goodbye, traitor!”

I wonder at the character of a man who would verbally assault a person younger and smaller than he was. She was obviously more polite and mature than someone twice her age. I hope he reads this and feels at least some regret for his angry, immature, and unnecessary outburst. Surely we can all agree to disagree in this great nation without threatening others.

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