Mail Call

January 28, 2004

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 a taxpayer for the state of Maryland and I would like to say that I am a correctional officer and have been for years. Here is my suggestion, cut the correctional officer supervisory staff, which appears to me to be very top heavy and also cut that salaries of the supervisory staff at the Board of Education. This money that could be saved could be put into the classrooms of our schools. This is where the money needs to go. Plus the money saved would benefit our children."


"Why aren't there any disabled parking spots in front of the post office on Franklin Street?"

"A special thank you to the nice people at Job Service, especially Tish and Mr. Kelly. I am looking for a job and I always appreciate their kindness to me and their helpfulness. They are a nice bunch of people. They do go out of their way to help you there."

"If you don't like the president, don't vote for him. The bottom line is, the man is doing a heck of a job. Take a look around, the world is perfect now. Ha! Ha! Ha!"

"If you are a job seeker. How are you seeking a job, when all you are doing is looking in the paper and calling them. They want you to apply in person so they know you have transportation. Think about it."

"I am responding to the person who said about being in the back of someone going five miles per hour. I do the posted speed limit, I do look and I do know how to read. I am not a person who goes five miles per hour. But you have to be aware of people like you who are in a hurry and are tailgating people who are doing the speed limit. In inclement weather, people need to slow down and if you are in that much of a hurry, I suggest, ride a race car at the speedway, don't be tailgating people. I don't believe that any person only goes five miles per hour."

"Found on Monday, Jan. 19, a tool box in the Halfway area. Call 301-797-7772 to identify."

"Looks like the weatherman got us again Friday night. That was the thickest one inch of snow I have ever seen. Come on weathermen, get it together."

"I am glad to see the thumbs down about the person who broke the dog's legs and put it in a Dumpster. What a horrible story. But you know The Herald-Mail didn't write anything against that. Is the Herald-Mail afraid to stand up against the judges?"

"I left my shovel out at 232 Summit Avenue and someone stole it. It was a blue shovel and someone saw you take it, so I suggest you return it. It was the only one I had. I never thought people would be so cruel as to steal a shovel. I hope you feel guilty stealing from an old lady."

"Found in Hagerstown's JC Penney parking lot on Thursday, Jan. 22, a woman's knit hat. Put your number in Mail Call and I will call you."

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