Turn it down, young man
I FOR one am one of the people who live in the centre of our wonderful CBD.
I note with interest that a number of young people have already begun moving in to nearby residences, no doubt anticipating the forthcoming move of UTAS to Inveresk.
Already, the problems have started.
I have already complained several times. just the other night, they were loudly playing a song, no doubt directed at me, a longtime resident of the street, with the words “our house in the middle of our street”. When will this madness stop?
Miranda Cunnington, Launceston.
I WENT to a café in town recently, and I can only commend the service with the most powerful of my recommendations.
Try getting that kind of service on the mainland.
Kudos to all involved.
Doris Fresden, Oatlands.
Socialism a state of mind
I READ with interest Jack Sonnemann’s contribution (July 18) about socialism and millenials.
And yet, walking down the street the other day, I noticed a young millennial helping an elderly woman with her groceries outside Coles.
It seems to me that socialism is alive and well, comrades.
Jason Carmody, Smithton.
AS A first-time writer to The Examiner, I am inspired by your regular contributor Malcolm Scott's publication of his collected works Letters to a Thylacine.
Keep ‘em coming, Malcolm. He always tells it how it is.
Italo Calvino, West Launceston.
Brand names under threat
I'M NOT sure what you make of it, but one supermarket's latest promotion featuring collectible mini-brand name grocery items is ironic.
Most of the items featured in the collection are under the real threat of no longer being available to shoppers, from the very supermarket itself.
We are seeing more of the supermarkets generic items (which closely match in packaging of the brands and receive far more shelf space) than those items we have grown up with.
Maybe the 30-odd miniature brand items will be all that’s left in the not too distant future to remind us of the iconic brands that became household names to us all. Am I right?
Robert Lee, Summerhill.
Jersey across the Mersey
I AM literally sick to death of all the rumours emanating around one Tom Papley (Sydney Swans).
I've been living in footy circles for a long time and can categorically state that since back in my days, we would always announce in advance if we were even thinking of changing jobs.
It was a matter of pride. Dignity. Respect for the jumper.
These days, players just don't seem to care all that much about those things I said, do they?
I guess too many years in the big smoke will do that to you.