How to define enjoyment
How to define
Bob Pearo Jr., in his response to Gilbert Nadeau’s 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 everyone’s right to enjoy the lake. The problem is one’s definition of enjoyment.
If enjoyment means blasting music from a boat, non-stop, for over three hours, then I’m opposed.
If enjoyment means dumping litter from a ferret cage into the water where others swim, then I’m opposed.
If enjoyment means dumping used diapers, beer bottles and cans, and chicken bones into the lake, then I’m opposed.
If it means tying boats end to end, thus creating a barrier for swimmers and others, then I’m opposed.
These are all actual activities of boaters observed by us from shore. I’m 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, let’s hear it for civility.
HANNAH S. HESS