To the editor:
What Linda Darling does not realize is that us grown men were all once little kids who had to sit to the side when the big boys came to play. This may seem cruel to an outsider, but this is when kids with a genuine interest in skateboarding watch and learn. After a while, they will realize there's an etiquette and if they follow it there will be nothing but encouragement from the other skaters. The park is new and very small so it gets busy fast, nothing you can do about that, but wait for the novelty to wear off.
Darling compares us to dogs, but states "the only times the little ones can use the park is when their fathers are home to defend their territory." Territory is something dogs mark on fire hydrants. This is a public park open to everyone, not just the residents of Mount Pleasant. What do you suppose would happen if little Jimmy and Pa went to go play catch in the middle of a field where people are playing soccer? Probably a lot of foul-mouthed soccer players.
Kevin Marat, Vancouver