Yesterday, when we walked the trail, I was surprised to see that after a week my little banner was still hanging on the razer wire. We added more of the "good neighbor" quote tags.
Today the quotes were gone, but my banner had been turned around and this message written on the back:
"To Whom it May Concern,
Our intent is not to offend but to protect our effort to maintain the natural beauty of our environment. Our goal is to not only enhance the beauty of our environment but to protect it from those wishing to harm it. We welcome open communication and input from you to assist us in this endeavor. Please leave us a contact number.
Portland Golf Club"
I guess that puts the ball back into our court. We are thinking about what our response should be. I do not see myself leaving my phone number taped to the fence! We are not walking for a few days because Beth will be out of town, so we have a few days to ponder it. How do you respond to an "intent . . . not to offend" that offends, nevertheless? And, how is it that razer wire furthers a "goal to . . . enhance the beauty of our environment"?
How would you respond to a sincere golf club?