People of Prince Rupert.
You read the paper, if you didn’t there was an article about how there isn’t anything for the tourists to do, so we should stay open because on Thursday nights merchants close, and tourists are unhappy. There was the idea, to close down a street and get dancers, to bring people downtown.
I’m all for that, if the tourists used the cross-walks and stayed on the side walks, and didn’t think that they owned the town.
If they had manners, and were kind and respectful and had the ability to act like a human being (I’m not saying they all do, but for the better portion of the boat they do)
Tourists do not.
Support the town. They have malls, and stores and the like ON the boat. I work cruise ship nights IN Cowbay, they do NOT.
Buy things, they do NOT carry bags from other stores. They look, and they complain and they moan about the heat, or the rain, or the hill going up third and how long it is.
Having more merchants down there won’t do anything but keep them occupied, and if we’re bending over backwards to make it happen then maybe it shouldn’t be here. Pretty soon the cruise line will own the whole waterfront anyways.
I’m sorry if I seem angry, or something but Does anyone else see ANYTHING that the tourists give us, I have countless stories of them just being horrible, Thinking they were in mexico and actually trying to pay in pesos, Believing that Canada was part of the U.K., Getting VERY angry at me for giving Canadian change and not understanding that because they were in Canada, we don’t use American currency. And believing that their boat supplied ten thousand passengers to our town shopping up the storm, when in fact the Thursday boat only has 2, 441 or so people on it; Quite a few of those being crew, and about two thirds of them staying on the ship.