Mail Call

July 10, 2003

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 work at a drive-through restaurant, I can't understand what they can't tell us what they want on their burger without being asked. We have to keep asking them what they want on it. Then they say they want a fry, they don't specify what size or what kind. It would make the drive-through go much faster if these customers would help us out a little and tell us exactly what you want on it."

"How could there possibly be too many after-school programs?"


- Hagerstown

"I think it's time for the city of Hagerstown to stand up and tell Washington County just where they can go. It might seem like they are interchanged, but what does the county give the city for their taxes? NOTHING! At least the city provides a reasonable trash price for hauling, electricity that is at least 25 percent cheaper than Washington County and a reasonable price on the water and sewer. Can anyone tell me what Washington County provides, other than the schools?"

"We read after the holiday, about a death with a motorcycle. We just couldn't get through July 4 without a death."

"Just wondering how we can get the pedestrian light at the square fixed? There is no white light, I have contacted three agencies, the police, public works and the mayor's office and it still isn't fixed. Are they going to wait until someone gets killed, because you get hit just about every day anyhow."

"How can you find out how much the fine is for littering within the city of Hagerstown and who is responsible for enforcing it and who do you make the complaints to?"

"As a taxpayer, I feel that the local newspaper should give the public an itemized deduction list of where every dollar is going for the HotSpot Program and the Police Athletic League. I have looked at both of these and the Police Athletic League is doing a great job out there. As for the HotSpots, there is never anyone there to talk to. Where is our money going?"

"A few good words about a pit bull. A few weeks ago, I met a pit bull because I asked the owner if I could. I asked the owner to be there with me when I met the dog, so the dog knows that I am OK. He is a very friendly dog, he allowed me to pet him and he even licked my fingers. I even went into the yard a couple of times to pet him and now I am taking care of him for several days while the owner is away. I even fed him meat and bones from my hand. He was very gentle and careful. I can feel his strength and power when he played with me. He is all muscle, but he was raised to be a friendly dog. He deserves only a good name and reputation for the pit bull breed."

"If someone found a Mickey Mouse watch with a clasp bracelet, call me at 301-739-9283, it is not valuable, but it has sentimental value."

"This is about the first column of Mail Call on July 7. Yes I know that they smoke and drink, but we shouldn't judge people. What if that was Jesus and we couldn't help him, where do you think we would end up when we die?"

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