Curtis is Full of Psychobabble
To the Editor:
The article that Allen Richard Curtis wrote has me confused. My sister and I were at a Raymond City Council meeting when he was there with his issue with JK. Are you kidding me?
I live with Weyerhaeuser across from where I live and they run almost 24/7. I can honestly tell you that the noise that company makes can be an annoyance; especially when I work out of state and get up at 2:30 a.m. JK, I believe ran from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. not the 24/7 like Weyerhaeuser, which is located downtown Raymond.
I welcome any company that wants to come into town and put our people to work. Noise happens and I can endure it. We have a need for a log chipping plant. I enjoy using toilet paper, paper towels, paper to write on, etc., which is what we use in our everyday life. I do not agree with those that are complaining on a business that ran during regular business hours. I say get a life. I don’t like the fact that at Christmas time people who worked at JK lost their job, the stress of that along is great, and yes, three of those are my family members. I watch the news and know what can happen to those that are bearing such stress that losing a job can do. SNAPPED comes to mind. I say jobs in our community are important and we need to do what we can to keep the chip log plant here, be it JK or someone else. Our town needs it.
So let’s change and make zoning pass to accommodate whatever business wants to come here and put our people to work.
As for you Mr. Curtis, I don’t think you shared your toys when growing up nor was taught compassion, sympathy or empathy. I was not in agreement with your article and did not appreciate you writing and putting me in agreement. It is in my opinion that you are a bully on our playground and a hater. These people did not do anything to you and I am so sure that you aren’t going to help those that lost their job to find one, let alone hire one for your business. Thirty-five to 40 people lost their jobs. If I want to blame you and those in opposition, I can, it is part of our Constitution. I read your psycobabble.
I have also been in the school while JK was running and on the Island and didn’t hear anything. Yes, I shop in town and can’t hear anything unusual. I would much rather live next to a company that ran during daylight hours than one that runs like Weyerhaeuser, which again, doesn’t ever seem to close down. But I would never want to shut down a business that put our people to work and bring money into our community. I am pro Raymond. Again, City of Raymond, let's change and bring in businesses, change the zoning to accommodate, and lets put our people to work. I know that bullies on our playground, well, karma, will take care of it. That is the way of the land.
Of course, all this what I wrote is in my opinion and would not like to have offended anyone but I do live near a noisy business and I do get up at 2:30 a.m. And, my townspeople are more important than a good nights sleep.