To the editor,
I am writing in response to the writeup in The News on Dec. 20 by John Brannen regarding "Last Christmas at Zellers." The one thing I cannot understand in this writeup is where is the compassion?
Compassion is a profound human emotion prompted by the pain of others, for our human race.
We, as adults, wonder what will become of the children of today. Somehow, some have forgotten a child learns by how they live. While reading this article, all I could feel is negative thoughts, except for one person. These people who have not shopped at Zellers, why are you there now? If they did not have anything for you in 30 years, why go now?
What about the staff? What emotions do you think they are going through knowing the end is coming in March and still they must take the sarcasm from some of the public. I have been in retail for 37 years and I love it.
When I am out shopping I respect the employees at the store I am shopping in. It isn't their fault the item I want is not in, so why be sarcastic to them?
Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind, the second is to be kind and the third is to be kind – Henry James.
So while you are taking in the sales and celebrating your good buy, remember, be kind, the staff needs your support now.