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Mail Call for 1/4

January 04, 2000

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:




"This is Dec. 31. I would like to tell everyone who bought a generator, Ha, Ha, Ha, because nothing is going to happen. Now, what are you going to do with them? Now there is going to be a big writeup in the paper. Watch out. Thank you and have a happy, happy new millennium."




"In response to the person complaining about the dogs at City Park. Every six months, my dogs gets a complete checkup and exercises with a Frisbee on a regular basis. I clean up all my messes at City Park. No harm done. I could complain about the many loose cats, that never see a vet. Do yourself a favor and do something that you enjoy doing and quit complaining. There are at least or more than a hundred things that are more important."

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"This is for Dennis who moved here from Chicago. The 7-Eleven store on Salem Avenue has quarter pound all-beef Oscar Meyer hot dogs for 99 cents. They are very good. We get five or six of them in there every week. They are very nice people. Happy New Year."




"My name is Mark and I am thanking all of my customers at The Herald-Mail on North Jonathan Street, Franklin Street, North Prospect Street, Summit Avenue, Henry Avenue Park Place, Charles Street, Forest Drive and Pennsylvania Avenue for all the tips and gifts that you gave me for Christmas. God bless you all and have a wonderful new year."




"Good News for Dennis from Chicago, Mark's Real Deal Deli will be opening up this year. Specializing in hot dogs, New York style. It is going to be a great thing, man."




"I am calling about when you call a doctor and they give you a menu to push one of the buttons. You never get to talk to a doctor or a nurse. I don't think that that is fair."




"I was reading about not letting your friends drive drunk. I have a solution for that; don't let your friends drive sober, if they are going out to get drunk. Then when they leave the bar, they won't have a car to get into when they are drunk. So if you are going out, don't take your car."




"In response to the Washington County Health Department, they are to promote good healthy start health-related issues and people should not be allowed to smoke there because it is not healthy."




"I am calling to say what a wonderful person Helen Garden is in the Hagerstown area and I thank her for all that she has done."




"Here it is Jan. 1 and I am one of the people that bought into this Y2K troubles. Now I have a lot of bottled water and I am out of a lot of money, because of these people who convinced us older people that we better be ready. I need money, if anyone is interested in buying any of this Y2K stuff. Put your name in Mail Call so I can get rid of some of this stuff. This was all a terrible hoax!"




"I think that it is about time that we have a singles group in this area for all the single people of all ages can meet to find a friend or a date."




"I top my hat off to The Herald-Mail for the publication of the new millennium newspaper."




"I wish the city police would do something about the cars that thump their radios. It is starting to get to be an annoyance."




"I just wanted to know whether Corningware is still making the Corelle 'tea' cups. I guess it would be the 6 oz. cups. All stores only carry the mugs. They are so hard to find. If you could give me a contact name, that would be very helpful. Thank you for your time."

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