A good question

Whilst driving my daughters someplace (just about half an hour ago), we got caught up in tourist traffic in Jim Thorpe. My younger daughter asked, “If it’s tourist season, why can’t we shoot ’em?”

An excellent question. But, being a highly educated and informed father, I had the answer at hand: “That’s easy: you don’t have a tourist license.”


  1. I’ve lived in various tourist towns most of my life. Think about the glass being half full. Mostly, tourists are only clogging up the streets for two days out of seven, they pay a disproportionate share of the costs of their upkeep, the town has more entertainment, parks, and restaurants than the permanent population could support. Stop complaining and learn to love those wonderful temporary visitors, thank them for spending, and let them all go home on Sunday evenings. You’re getting the sweet end of the bargain by better than 2 to 1.

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