Mail Call for 10/1

October 02, 2002

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:

"I saw in the paper where a nursing home was charged with the death of an 88-year-old woman and they are going to put in the cameras. You can actually, for a fee of $225, go online and look into your loved one's room, any time of the day and night. This is a wonderful lesson and this is a God-sent blessing from Heaven. I worked in a nursing home for years and you would not believe the abuse that goes on. There is never a witness and you can't prove it. If there would happen to be a witness, many times, they don't want to fight the battle. Once you have been marked as a squealer, nobody wants to work with you in fear that you will tell on them for doing something that you thought was improper. These cameras are a blessing. This is a wonderful thing for the elderly people."


"I agree with Joy Behar on the show called 'The View.' That woman that punched that kid in the face, she literally punched that kid in the face and beat the child unmercifully. She looked around to see if anyone was looking. She slapped that kid while she was on the floor. Toward the end of the tape, when she put the child up in the car seat, during the end, she makes a fist and punches that kid three times. To quote, Joy 'put me in the back seat of an SUV with that ... and you know what, I will give her a little of her own medicine.' That is exactly what should be done with her. She should never be left alone with that child or any other child again. She beat that kid because she went into the store and she came out of there ticked off because they wouldn't give her a refund. The sister that sat up front and saw all that and did nothing, well you know what maybe she thought she would do that to her, too. Anyway, it's no excuse, the sister should have done something or reported her. What kind of world are we living in? Whatever they do to that woman will not be enough until she gets punched in the face several times. An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. The punishment should fit the crime."

"To the callers who are tired of the telemarketers and them hanging up on you. I got that all the time, all day long. I got so sick of it, I didn't know what to do. There is no way you can stop it on your own. You can write to them, call them and tell them to take your name off their list, but they just sell your name and number to 50 million different companies. Verizon has a wonderful new program. It costs me about $3 extra a month, but my God, was it worth it. My time alone is worth $10 extra a month, not having to run to that phone and answer it when it is some telemarketer. The plan that Verizon has is called 'Call Intercept.' Nobody can get through to your phone without putting their number on your caller I.D. it will come up Call Intercept or nothing at all. They can't get through unless there is a number. I am not bothered by them anymore at all. Put a few extra bucks out a month, it will be well worth the money."

"I saw a lady with a dark blue Wal-Mart T-shirt with white lettering and I just thought is was so cool."

"To the person who wanted the recipe for the chocolate mayonnaise cake. You take a regular chocolate Duncan Hines cake mix, put in two eggs, a cup of mayonnaise and a half cup of water. It makes a delicious moist chocolate cake. Also for the peanut butter frosting, use the recipe on the side of the 10x sugar box for regular frosting and incorporate into that a half cup of smooth peanut butter. It is a delicious combination and easy to make. I hope you enjoy this. My family finds this to be a special treat every time I make it. When I do make it, it doesn't stay around my house for even a day. I hope you enjoy."

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