Mail Call for 2/24

May 24, 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 the answer to the person who called in about her child being cursed by the bus driver. Well if you call Mr. Bartlett, superintendent of the schools, I am sure that he will straighten this out. He is such a nice man, just give him the bus driver's name and the bus number and this will all come together. Hope you have good luck. I know there are drivers and kids too that cause trouble. But good luck with Mr. Bartlett."


"I am an 85-year-old widow on Social Security and do not use the amount of water allowed. But still my water and sewer go up every time. I am sure that the County Commissioners know that the senior citizens cannot pay more taxes in water and sewer. I think they just don't care."

"This is pertaining to the wagon train Sunday. A man in the seventh wagon yelled at a lady with her dog, 'don't let your dog eat my horse.' You should stay back in the mountains. I could see you didn't have very good manners. It is people like you who ruin things for everyday people. Not to mention the little eyes looking on. How you must have hurt that lady's feelings, as she was watching the parade."

"To the person who is having a problem with their knee, I think if they get off their seat and get a job, do some exercises, their knee would probably do better."

"I am reading about this lady calling in and her kids having problems with the bus driver. Well, if this lady would teach her kids manners at home about what they are supposed to do or how they are supposed to act, you wouldn't have any trouble."

"I am reading about the discussion about the pear trees downtown. I can't imagine anyone wanting to take the flowering pear trees out of the city when they are so beautiful in the springtime. It is impossible that anyone would even consider doing this."

"I would like to thank the attendant at the gas station at the Maryland Avenue shopping center on Saturday. He volunteered to check my tire pressure without being asked. It is so nice to find great service these days."

"I think it is sad that Gov. Glendening spent $150,000 to take lawmakers to a horse race, but he wouldn't give any money to Clear Spring for a library for future governors. If he wants to wine and dine people like that, why doesn't he come up to Clear Spring and wine and dine some of us?"

"I need to know if any readers know where I can get a gel cushion for a bunion. It is the gel type like the insole gel cushion that you put in a shoe. This is a gel cushion, as big as a silver dollar that goes over the bunion on the side of your foot. I had one before but I lost it. I tried to look in all the stores and I couldn't find it. My son even looked on the Internet."

"I am calling to thank the officers that came to Springfield Middle School who came to teach us about drug abuse education."

"A happy anniversary wish to a great lady, my wife of 43 years, love you, Vic."

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