Letter: Trail rage has no place in Salmon Arm

My friends went ahead, leaving me alone on a narrow part of the trail when I saw a runner fast approaching towards me. He was all in black and making good time.

I was slowly jogging and tried to step out of the way.

I suppose either I didn’t step far enough off the trail as he wanted me to, or I was too slow. He didn’t decrease speed but said ‘f***ing b*tch’ to me twice as he passed me.

Needless to say I was flabbergasted, angry and upset in that order. This has got me to thinking:

1: What if he shoves or pushes or hits next time?

2: What if I was an older person with canes or a young mom with a baby in a kangaroo pouch?

3: Where does he get his sense of entitlement, that others should get out of his way?

4: Who raised him?

I must admit, I did yell ‘a**hole’ at him after he passed me, which I now regret because it could have led to escalation of this sad, stupid situation.

C. Ogloff


@SalmonArm
newsroom@saobserver.net

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