Mail Call for 4/29

April 30, 2003

"They are working on Downsville Pike. They have been working on it for about two weeks, piecing it and cutting it up and it was bumpy. Now I see that they are re-doing it and tearing up the road and redoing everything. That is a lot of wasted money. They had like 18 to 20 people working on it for about two weeks and now all that money is wasted."

"I want to know why when you call somewhere, when they are closed, they have you listen to three or four recordings for about 10 minutes and then they finally decide to tell you that their office is closed. They should tell you that at the beginning of the recording."

"To those who are calling in and say that they don't understand the United States' hatred towards France. You people must not have a grip on what the real world is all about. France has disrespected us, they have been ungrateful for all the things that we have done in the past wars and now they are just going off in a no man's land, like they don't have a clue. If you treat people with love and respect, they treat you that way."


"I wish the police would take a closer look at these cars with children in. They are running around without seat belts on the kids. The other day I saw a woman going up Sherman Avenue, she was from West Virginia, she had three or four little kids in the car running around inside the vehicle, while she was driving."

"To eliminate some of the traffic at Bester, why don't the parents walk their children to school? If they are that close there is no need to take the vehicle to pick them up."

"I thought Tim Rowland's column last week was great, the one about the fractured French. I knew my high school French would come in handy one day. So thanks Tim."

"In response to the students at South High and Bester walking. It really doesn't matter what their age is. About three years back a 14-year-old was hit by a truck and drug about a half mile down the road because the person driving the truck wasn't paying attention. As far as a 6-year-old being picked up, it's just as easy to pick a 14- or 15-year-old. You shouldn't compare the ages, because it's the same for all aged kids. You try walking or crossing the street there at that intersection and see how quick you make it across!"

"The solution for the terrible mildew problem in the shower is: Mix one cup of ammonia with a half cup vinegar and a quarter of a cup of baking soda in a gallon of water. That will do it."

"To the people who live in the county, this merger that McKee has come up with, we could end up paying city and county taxes. I don't remember McKee ever coming up with much of anything, and this merger is just that."

"I was wondering if anyone can tell me when it was changed that whenever you have a meeting with a bunch of people, you have a secretary that has the minutes typed and handed out before they are even read and passed by the people attending the meeting? Have times changed that much or doesn't anyone know what they are doing? Just curious because I have never heard of this in my life."

"About the person who wants to donate the cans to a charity. We aren't considered a charity, but we are a neighborhood watch and we could use the money toward our expenses. Call me at 301-739-0061."

"I am calling about the cans. Pangborn Elementary collects cans. You can drop them of at Pangborn or you can leave a message and we will make arrangements to pick them up."

"I don't have any children in the Washington County school system, but I am appalled at some of the Mail Call about people who should just walk to get their children or could park in the lot across the street and walk over and get them. This is so easy for you to say when your child is being brought home on a bus. Do you walk out to the end of the driveway and stand and meet them and walk them back into the house? I see so many parents sitting at the end of their short driveway, just so their child doesn't have to walk in the driveway. Where is compassion? How about finding a solution to the problem? There are so many children who don't have any way of getting to school by bus because they live too close to the school. Have you ever walked in a snowstorm, have you ever walked in sleet, pouring rain? These children do. I think it's ridiculous that you would say put on your walking shoes. Put on your walking shoes."

"This refers to enough of the French bashing. Get a life. I have been in France, too, and I have never met such a rude bunch of people in my life."

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