Mail Call for 10/2

October 03, 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 am reading Mail Call and I was disturbed when someone responded to a lady who said she worked in a nursing home for 18 years and she had seen things in a nursing that were worse than that lady who beat her child. They responded to her saying that apparently she was just as bad as the people who mistreated those older people because she worked there for over 18 years. I don't agree, maybe that lady needed her job. Let me tell you. I was a so-called whistleblower and because of me telling on things that wasn't right, I eventually lost my job because I ran my mouth."


"In response to the person who wanted to know how to get rid of skunks or any other critters that get into your garbage. I too had this problem and it was easily solved. When I opened a can of vegetables or a can of meat, I would rinse it out and that would get rid of the food odor. Then before I would bag all the garbage up, I would put four cap fulls of bleach in the garbage bag. The bleach odor is not one liked by critters. They won't tear up your trash anymore."

"I am calling about the negative Mail Call items in the paper about Officer Knight being shot. Give this officer a break, thank God he was OK. I think everyone needs to let it alone and thank God he is all right. He was doing his job and he got hurt. We hope that he is OK."

"It seems like the county employees are more interested in other employees' personal lives than they are about doing their own job. Maybe the county should get rid of the ones that don't know their job. Get on with your own life and stop worrying about everyone else's."

"In response to the person who called about the Northern Avenue Post Office moving. I talked to staff there and they are not closing and they are not building on Leitersburg Pike. They are going to remain on Northern Avenue."

"My husband has lost his wedding band. If your son is the one that found the ring and if it's a man's wedding ring, call me at 301-416-2011 and thanks for being honest."

"On Friday, Sept. 27, my neighbor and I didn't receive a morning paper. I called and talked to a lady in Circulation and she was very nice about this. I just wanted to let everyone know that we got them. Not only did we get the morning paper, we also got The Daily Mail. I just wanted to let everyone know that there is very good service at The Herald-Mail."

"To the person who responded to the post office being relocated onto Leitersburg Pike, if you would read the paper, you would realize that it had been put on hold for a year."

"In answer to a lost ring in Friday's Mail Call. My grandson lost his high school ring recently. It's a North High ring, the year 2002. On one side it has a band, inside the ring, the initials DCB and North High colors on the outside. Call 301-432-8351."

"This is Theresa from Huyetts Crossroads and I just wanted to say that I appreciate Freddie's Corner having their specials, two for the price of one. It's almost like a senior discount for us older folks. I hope they keep it up for a while. Thanks again, best subs in town too."

"To the lady whose son found the ring at the mall. The ring I lost has a triangle engraved on it and inside the triangle is a figure that looks like a comma, it's possible that there is writing inside the ring and a date, maybe even my name. My number is 301-797-5349. Please call."

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