My New Year's resolutions (for you) 

click to enlarge opinion_maxedout1.jpg

Page 3 of 3

2. I resolve (op.cit.) to spend a bit more money but burn less fuel by buying more stuff locally. Really, do I have to prove to you that it just makes more sense to shop at your neighbour's store than it does to drive down to Squamish or Vancouver to save a few bucks and support the likes of Walmart or Home Depot? If you can find it locally, buy it locally. Nothing pisses me off more than seeing someone I know who owns a local retail outlet buying his/her t-shirts downvalley at Walmart and then moaning about how soft retail is in Whistler. Well, duh.

3. Finally, I resolve — and I think even I can join your commitment on this one — to ski more and do all the other, annoying winter things we do, less. I'm not sure how long this magical spell Whistler is under will last but I know for a fact I'd rather be skiing right now than writing about New Year's resolutions. And if you have half a brain, you should rather be doing the same than reading about them.

See you up there in the New Year.


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

Latest in Maxed Out

More by G. D. Maxwell

© 1994-2017 Pique Publishing Inc., Glacier Community Media

- Website powered by Foundation