EDITORIAL – Ordering online for Christmas, and waiting, and waiting…
An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
‘TIS THE SEASON for shopping and mine is all done. Let me clarify — my shopping is finished but the job isn’t.
I did most of my shopping online. Easy peasy.
I justified it to myself partly because it’s a way of avoiding crowds without masks, and partly because so many things aren’t available on local shelves.
So, a few key strokes and done. That was weeks ago. The intervening time has been spent looking out the window hoping to see a delivery van. Different items have different expected delivery dates and I’ve discovered those dates are only a suggestion.
I’ve checked progress through tracking numbers pretty much on an hourly basis for more than a month, watching as my parcels move from pickup and from depot to depot, gradually closing in on Kamloops.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops, former TNRD director and a retired newspaper editor. He is a regular contributor to CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a recipient of the Jack Webster Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Thanks for shopping online a great way to kill local employment and the city taxpayer.