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Mail Call for 9/9

September 09, 1999

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 during the week. The Mail Call number is 301-791-6236.

You are welcome to leave a recorded message on any subject, but some calls will be screened out.

Here are some of the calls we have received lately:




"Thanks Herald-Mail, the taxpayers thank you for information about city employees, city council members and county commissioners. Thank you, don't back off."




"Someone asked whose business it was when an employee used the Internet for his own use as long as he did his job. I would say it is all the taxpayers' business. If they do what they are hired for, they wouldn't have time for the Internet."

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"I can't believe what I heard on the weather this morning on the radio for the Hagerstown station. The girl said, 'thank goodness we only have to put up with the rain one more day.' Sounds to me like she wants the rain gone as bad as we needed it. How can someone said something like that."




"Praise God for the rain."




"Amen to the person who called concerning the people smoking at the Washington County Hospital entrance. You have to say excuse me to get by and then they blow smoke right in your face. You are not only smelling like smoke, but we have to walk all over the butts. When we go into the hospital, they think that we are the ones smoking, because they blow the smoke on us. I think this smoking area should be moved to the back of the hospital where nobody will be affected by the smoke and no one can see them smoking."




"I don't like the way they measured the rain. Labor Day's rainfall was supposed to be measured less than a quarter of an inch. I left the washtub sit out, it filled up and overflowed. The washtub is 14 inches high."




"I live in Boonsboro in the Crestview Development. We have people racing up and down the street, all hours of the night. I have called the local sheriff's before and by the time they get up here, nothing is done."




"I went to eat at a very well known restaurant on Dual Highway and the lady that sat next to us had so much perfume on her that I could taste the perfume in my mouth. I would like to say as a non-smoker, I would rather smell the stinch of a cigarette rather than have the taste of perfume in my mouth while trying to eat my dinner."




"I was wondering if someone has the number for McDonald's or the left leg that goes to the Inspector Gadget toy doll that I could buy? If so, please leave your number."




"I lost a brown Pekingese dog, three years old and a male. Someone left my gate open. It has been missing since Saturday around 12:30 p.m. It has no tags and it is a house dog. It was lost in the George Street area. If you have any information on the whereabouts of my dog please call me at 301-665-9043."




"I am calling about one of the nursing homes in town. I have a family member there and they are not being taken care of. All I can say is that it is very clean. The aides, you have good and bad ones, the bad ones out number the good ones. They are being treated terrible and I think that something needs to be done about them."




"I am listening to the local TV station and the weatherman is saying that there are thunderstorms out there but he is hoping that it will hold off until the ball game is to be played. What is more important, the crops or ball games? I think they better get their cards straight. We need the rain, the ball games can be played at a later time."




"For the person who wants to know what Home Car means in Pennsylvania on a license plate. That means that it is a camper."




"I was calling about the person who said they were trying to find a gas station that will put the gas in for, because of being disabled. Well there is one on 40 right by the Delmar Inn, it is all full service."




"About the person who said about the child seats reinforced, well I would like to say if you notice on a rainy day, no one ever gets pulled over for not having their headlights on."




"I used to see an ad all the time for door hood's for $239. I have now bought a house and I am now interested in those door hood's, but I no longer see that ad. Does anyone know who advertises those door hoods? If so, please leave the information in Mail Call."

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