Last weekend my wife and I packed our two kids and our pet Beagle Reginald into our Lincoln Navigator and headed off for a nice drive across our fair Valley Isle. It was a gorgeous clear day, and we all looked forward to a grand day of sightseeing.
And it was wonderful, except that all the unsightly junk cars we saw littering the roadsides really distracted from the experience. Both my wife and I were shocked and, frankly, appalled. And not simply for the sake of our children.
Maui depends on visitors for much of our economic growth. What do you think they say when they fly all the way here only to see a broken-down Datsun pickup dumped at their favorite vista?
I had thought our state and local officials had taken care of this matter, but now I guess not. Are we not crushing cars now? Did not our esteemed governor declare an island-wide emergency? Why are we continuing to sit by and do nothing while these eyesores pile up on our public roads?
My wife and I are law-abiding, taxpaying citizens. We are trying to raise our family in what we thought was paradise. Unless things turn around soon, I’m afraid we’ll have to pack our things and move back to Nantucket, where these kinds of things don’t happen.