Today’s Dominion-Post, delivered, thank God – it’s raining – in a plastic wrapper, includes a double page feature on the evils of plastic.
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Saturday’s New Zealand Herald website was headed by a lengthy item titled, “Where’s the kindness?”
This regaled how a small one woman travel agency couldn’t pay her shop rental due to the lockdown and destruction of travel activity. The lack of kindness the newspaper advised, was from the shop-owner holding her to her lease.
It’s a great way to solve a problem, namely pass it on to someone else, despite not being responsible for it.
The woman said she’d found a replacement tenant, namely a proposed restaurant, but this was rejected by the shop-owner. The article didn’t say but if it was a standard lease, the only likely grounds for rejection was financial, the usual situation with restaurant start-ups, thus their 18 months survival record.
But, while the Herald, presumably out of modesty, didn’t say so, doubtless in the interest of kindness and consistency, they’re providing the unemployed, unable to pay a subscription, with free daily deliveries.
Both these items represent blatant hypocrisy.