Mail Call

July 03, 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 read with interest the article in Mail Call about Mr. Bush being a God-loving person. How would you know? Do you live with him? The Bible says, 'Believe in me and thou shall be saved!' The Bible also says 'Thou shall not kill!'"

"Stop whining about the fireworks, you act like it's every day."

"If you lost a pair of women's glasses or some tools, call 301-432-8957 and leave your name, number and a description and if they are yours, we will call you back."


- Sharpsburg

"To the person complaining about all the fast traffic on Lime Kiln Road, find another alternative route. What more can you expect the police department to do? Think about it, you are always going to have speeders. What do you want to do, install stop signs every 30 feet or what?"

"To the person in Boonsboro who wants a Wal-Mart close by. Are you serious? This is a beautiful small town, which fortunately in the past five years has grown. We don't want it grown up that much. If you are unhappy about the stores in this town, go to another town."

"To the people complaining about fireworks on different days. I think it's wonderful that we get an opportunity to see several displays of fireworks at different locations. Thank you to the people putting on the displays. Can't you just enjoy it and celebrate the Fourth, it's only for about 15 minutes, half an hour at the most. Think about it, you are making a big deal about nothing."

"I don't understand, I lived in this town for 24 years, helped many landlords with complaints to authorities. If you don't start standing behind your good tenants that help you, then you get what you get because you do what you do."

"I would like to thank Barbara from Wal-Mart for her kindness and her understanding and professional way she handled a disruptive customer."

"For all the people in the surrounding areas complaining that they don't have a Wal-Mart, I wish they would give them a Wal-Mart and give Hagerstown a break. We don't need another one."

"I live right beside the stadium and I enjoy the 13 nights of fireworks that we have, including the three consecutive ones that they are going to have over the Fourth of July weekend."

"To the person who called Mail Call and wanted to know how to get rid of ants in your house, call a pest control company."

"I am looking for all graduates of the Class of 1994 for South High. We are planning our reunion. Call us at 301-733-6376 or E-mail and send your name, address, E-mail and phone number."

"To the person asking about the fluorescent light bulbs and how to get rid of them, I don't know about them, but for the small fridge, the county landfill will take that, they consider that a recyclable item. Actually they will take that for free, you don't even have to have a sticker."

The Herald-Mail Articles