Sometimes you just screw up and things slip out. That seems to be Chris Perry's problem. Chris and the other Perrys live in the prosperous St. Albert district north of Edmonton. Chris seems to like living on "the right side of the tracks." He likes it enough that when word got out that Habitat for Humanity was planning to develop a low-income housing project in St. Albert, Chris and Karleena penned an angry letter to their local paper.
"The average family income for St. Albert is higher than in Edmonton or any other area municipality. We moved to St. Albert because we can afford it and we deserve it. This is a great city with great families. We feel comfortable joining in activities we would not have considered in Edmonton."
"...This development is a bad idea for St. Albert for both current residents and the people who will occupy the new development. Current residents will have to deal with the likeliness of children influenced by crime in our schools and adults in our community. Our cost of living will increase as we will have to pay for low-income subsidies due to higher school fees or other taxes.
"...We won't feel comfortable taking our kids to activities like movie night in the park or other St. Albert events for fear that there will be unruly families. We can assure each other that measures will be taken to prevent this influence, but that's not what we want ."
Chris and Karleena's expression of Social Darwinism sparked a wave of outrage that had Chris backpedalling just as fast as his tiny legs would spin. Chris has figured out that you can think these things, you can share them with your neighbours but, whatever you do, don't write what's on your mind in a letter to the editor. Hell people might get the wrong idea about you.
One last thing Chris, don't get too carried away with yourself. After all you did marry somebody named "Karleena."