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A wry look at the 'best' of Mail Call/You Said It

A wry look at the 'best' of Mail Call/You Said It

October 04, 2007

"Talk about a double standard - watching Pete Rose today, interview Ahmadinejad, whatever his name is, President of Iran."

Pete Rose is interviewing foreign presidents now? Next thing you know, Barry Bonds will be interviewing the president of South Korea.

"I did like the song 'Because of You', but now I'm literally sick to death of it."

Fortunately, most people are only made comatose by songs like that one.

"Everyone knows adultery is one of the Ten Commandments."

So cheaters are just trying to follow the rules?

"Seeing how many children are born to teens, it appears to be a game with consequences only to the baby. Using foul language in basic conversation and needing a course in personal hygiene."

Remember the good old days when baby's first word was "Mama"? They never used to smell so bad, either.

"I don't think the cops realize that cell phones are more dangerous than the seat belt law is. If you're riding up the road with no seat belt on, you're not hurting nobody."

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No, of course not - until that big old tree comes at you.

"What a scam he's going to pull over the taxpayer's eye."

Can't he find any wool?

"Are you afraid to wear your pants more than once a day?"

Not at all. Some people are brave enough to wear their pants up to three times a day: Morning, noon and night.




High five to these callers:

"Why does school assign seats in cafeteria? Call the school instead of the newspaper. Let the school do their jobs. I am sure they have their reasons for assigned seats. Just thank God you have food to eat and a place to rest your laurels to eat it." - Washington County

Note: Washington County Public Schools officials told he Herald-Mail that the question of whether cafeteria seats are assigned is a "site-based management decision" principals are allowed to make. Sometimes they said, if students behave well in assigned seats, the rule is relaxed, unless students become rowdy and then seats are again assigned.

Donna Hanlin, acting superintendent for secondary education, told The Herald-Mail that there are currently no middle schools where all cafeteria seats are assigned, but some individuals studnbts as assigned seats for disciplinary reasons, while other principals assign all students in a teacher's class to eat together.




"I've been reading about the situation with the refugees and Holly Place. I called and found out that they spent less than $100 feeding 15 people.

"In fact, it was less than $50 for feeding 15 people at Holly Place and Holly Place really appreciated it.

"So maybe these people who say they want to know what they can do to help Holly Place, maybe they should just go over there and ask if they can't help with their meals, or just visit the people over there.

"Holly Place does need our local help, but just yelling about it doesn't do any good. They need to get off their behinds and go over and see what they can do for them instead of complaining and saying it's too bad.

"I think it's wonderful, and I understand they're gonna keep doing that. That's what they told me, so I hope that they do, and I hope that some of these other people go over there, too."

Note: Holly Place is an assisted living center for seniors who cannot afford other facilities. The address is 268 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Donations sent to that address are most welcome, but visits should be arranged in advance by calling Melanie Davis, the administrator of Holly Place, at 301-733-3008.

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