Don’t Believe Everything You See On Tiktok Or Other Social Media

Welcome to Colleen’s Corner. This is a column meant for fun and some information About myself: I am Colleen Fielding, a Freelance Photographer you often see me on the side of the road  or in various places taking photos of different things animals, birds, places, people etc.  l have lived in Lumby just over 8 years, you have seen my photos in the newspaper (Lumby Valley Times) and once in awhile in the Vernon Morning Star, and the Lumby Art Gallery. Photography is my passion. Disclaimer:  The information on some of my photos that I write about a lot of times come from the Internet or books I research them, hopefully the facts are as close to the truth as I can come.

I don’t usually complain about things in my article, but this time I am angry and disappointed so I thought I would bring this up.

At the market this past Saturday when I was unlocking the bathrooms to get things ready for our market, I was very disgusted because inside the women’s washroom someone had vandalised the inside of it. There was toilet paper everywhere including on the ceiling. The bathroom doors needed to be repaired. When I called someone at the village about it, I was told that the bathrooms had been vandalised all week, and that at one point the women’s washroom outside door had been ripped off by someone using a crowbar. They had to wait a couple of days before a new one came in. This is not only costly to the village, and the taxpayers, but it also leaves a bad impression to the tourists.

The person on the phone I was talking to from the village had told me that people are getting the ideas from TIKTOK and other SOCIAL MEDIA that vandalising something is fun! Don’t Believe Everything You See On Any Social Media, it is unlikely true.

The village and the people that live here are constantly trying to improve Lumby, not just for the tourists but also for the people that live here, which by the way includes you. Show some RESPECT!


You might think it’s all fun and glory, and you post the stupid things that you do on all social media, hoping someone will like it. Well guess what? It is only the same kind of people with the same  idiotic, stupid mindset as you that will think it’s good, IT IS NOT GOOD, FUN, COOL, ETC.

One day when you have something that you cherish, and you will. No matter what it is, it could be something that can never be replaced and someone steals it, breaks it, or does something so despicable to it that you can’t believe or understand why it happened to you, think back to what you did. Don’t bother to whine to anyone or try to get anyone to feel sorry for you.

 Because this is your KARMA! Whether you believe in karma or not it will happen to you, as what goes around comes around. 

So, the next time you plan on doing something to someone or their things, think about what you are doing first, and what it could cost you down the road! 

When they find the uncaring,disrespectful, stupid people that did this, and by the way one day you will be found out.  My thoughts to you are: they set you to unpaid work cleaning up the community, which includes the outdoor bathrooms, cleaning out the sewers, ditches, septic tanks, and other gross jobs for at least a year if not more, with a very hefty fine which you would have to pay, not your parents. You would have to get a job, with all of your income going to pay off the hefty fine with absolutely no money left over for you. Then you possibly would understand that VANDALISING ANYTHING AT ALL IS NOT FUN!