We weren’t always like this

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This land we live in is becoming more and more like other places with some of the same problems bigger cities in North America have.

This week in St. John’s alone, money was stolen from an air pump that charged a loonie for use and the money went to charity.

Maybe even worse than that, some lowlife stole outdoor furniture from Daffodil Place in the capital.

This furniture was used by patients undergoing cancer treatment who were looking for a little respite from their ongoing misery. Fortunately, some helpful souls showed up quickly with replacements for the items that were lifted and all is back to normal as far as the furniture is concerned.

The worrisome part is: What kind of mentality do these people have to steal from the underprivileged or sick ... and what other shady deeds would they do for a few dollars?

And other parts of the province aren’t immune from this kind of questionable activity.

A couple of years ago, containers of money collected for the Legion’s Poppy Campaign were grabbed in Corner Brook.

The money in these containers is meant to make the lives of aged veterans a little more comfortable in their remaining years.

It’s nothing short of sick.

Anyone who needs money this badly doesn’t have to steal.

We have social programs in this province to help anyone without the wherewithal to life and limb together.

Nobody can be in such a sad situation they have to steal from those worse off than they are.

Geographic location: North America, Corner Brook

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