WE ENJOYED the privilege last winter of touring South Island, New Zealand. It’s an incredibly beautiful, uncrowded country and we found great similarities with Atlantic Canadian sociology.
We DID NOT see:
A single street person or beggar;
A single example of spiked haircuts, or “goth” outfits complete with chains and mandatory scowls;
A single display of discourtesy;
A single example of public drunkenness;
A single person crossing the street with eyes and attention firmly fixed on a mobile device;
A single young person using a mobile device whilst ignoring adult company;
A single example of extreme speed on the highway;
A single egg yolk that was not orange, from a free-range chicken.
A single big box store