Pox on Channel 7 and on ABC local radio Melbourne host Rafeal Epstein. They continue to question the sympathy of the small New Zealand companies who want some money for services provided, even though those companies have clearly expressed sympathy.
Tragic of course that two Indian born Australian brothers were killed by an ice slide in New Zealand. That they disobeyed the warning signs sounds very Australian, but you may suffer the consequences. I am a whimp and always obey such significant signs.
But the car hire company who hired the car to the family of the brothers wants at least payment of its costs. The motel where the family was booked to stay but did not because of the mishap also want their money, especially since the booking was reinforced subsequent to the accident.
The amount of money is question for both would be less than $1000. Really, it should come out of their estate if they are really responsible for the debt. From what I observed, it was family thing, but it is not unreasonable for these small businesses to want payment. When will people get it through their heads, private companies are there to make a profit. They are not charities.
I saw one of the brother's aunts on tv tonight, and she just racked of money. Yes, subjective judgement! You don't?
As a gesture of goodwill in tragic circumstances, the New Zealand government should have paid the bills before anyone started squawking. Now many people will be turned off tourism in one of the most gorgeous places in the world.
I am surrounded by fools and idiots.