November 07, 1997


Editor's note - Please be as brief as possible when calling Mail Call, The Daily Mail's reader call-in line.

Mail Call is not staffed on weekends or holidays so it is best to call Mail Call weekdays at 301-791-6236.

Readers are welcome to leave their recorded message on any topic they choose, but some calls are screened out.

Here are some of the calls we have received lately:

"Well Mail Callers, the residents of Washington County have less than one year to wait until they have a clear choice in terms of county government. The Washington County Commissioners have only about a year left on their terms. After that, the fun begins."

"People of Hagerstown, wake up and remember everything that is going on now at election day. First our County Commissioners and now our sheriff. Out of 100 applicants, two of which I know personally and don't play golf, applied for these jobs and they did very well on the testing but out of all these applicants the sheriff's son-in-law was selected. He was the best? It's a shame. I think he must have practiced with his golf clubs too much. Just remember people, you do not have stupid tattooed on your foreheads."


"I'm calling in reference to the Mail Call message that said prostitutes are dirty and carry AIDS. I have never known a dirty prostitute and as far as AIDS, I know more of them that use condoms than the women who are giving their bodies away for free. No, I'm not a hooker but I know a lot of them. I'm tired of reading all the stupid statements that are made about them."

"I would like to say thank you to Mr. Hardin for his many years of devoted service as an educator and disciplinarian. I had the pleasure to work with him in the vice principal's office when I was a student at South High back some 20 plus years ago. I still admire and respect your values and dedication. Williamsport and Washington County, you've lost a great asset. Enjoy the rest of your life Mr. Hardin, you have earned it."

"To the people on Clear Spring Road, if you had a 5-gallon water bottle filled with assorted coins, I think you had more than $100 because we had a pretzel jar filled with coins and we had way over $100. We had counted over $50 and it hardly made a dent in the jar when it was stolen. Good luck, we hope you find your thief because ours didn't bring anything back."

"We've come to a sad state when our children have to lead their parents to the polls to exercise their right to vote for which many people have died to preserve this right."

"I have a trivia question for all your professional painters. I had a really light peach color on my walls and I put a really light beige over top of it and it came out a very, very dark ugly gray. Then I put a white primer over that and I put a white on that and then it came out a medium gray. Then I went and got a gallon of antique white and put that on. It came out a very, very light tint of light green. I know a lot of people read your Mail Call column and I do also every day. I'd just like to know if anybody has an answer for me? I've had several people at paint stores all but say that I'm crazy because they say this is impossible and at this point I really don't know what to do with my kitchen. I wanted it either a nice beige or white and I have a 15x19 kitchen and at this point I don't know what to do with it now. I know there's some professional painters out there who I know will have an answer for me.''

"Hi Mail Call. Concerning the supposed 4-letter word on the elevator at the hospital. The hospital will be dealing with this in removing it as soon as possible. Can't we all get concerned about more important things in our community? Thank you."

"To the person wanting someone to keep their curtains closed seven days a week. I'd be happy to keep mine closed as long as I don't have to look outside at the trash around me."

"I'd like to make an offer to the person that is going to start smashing into reckless drivers. Since you're going to be performing a public service, I'd like to contribute and sell you my old beat up pickup truck real cheap so you don't bust up your good car."

"You probably won't print this but I always thought an angel was to be sacred and I was wondering why Victoria's Secret uses angels in their advertisements? I think they should quit the angel theme if they want to advertise sexy underwear."

"I want to wish my granddaughter Becky Haines a happy 16th birthday on Sunday, Nov. 9. Love, Maw."

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