• How to define enjoyment
    July 15,2013
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    Bob Pearo Jr., in his response to Gilbert Nadeauís letter regarding overcrowding at the southern end of Lake Bomoseen, states that boaters want to enjoy the lake, too. I am certain that neither Mr. Nadeau nor I are against everyoneís right to enjoy the lake. The problem is oneís definition of enjoyment.

    If enjoyment means blasting music from a boat, non-stop, for over three hours, then Iím opposed.

    If enjoyment means dumping litter from a ferret cage into the water where others swim, then Iím opposed.

    If enjoyment means dumping used diapers, beer bottles and cans, and chicken bones into the lake, then Iím opposed.

    If it means tying boats end to end, thus creating a barrier for swimmers and others, then Iím opposed.

    These are all actual activities of boaters observed by us from shore. Iím all for people boating, swimming and relaxing on the lake, producing the normal sounds of these activities. But the above acts do not fit my definition of enjoyment.

    By all means, letís hear it for civility.


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