Valdosta Daily Times

February 8, 2013

Rant & Raves for Friday, February 8, 2013

The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — There is a "No Left Turn" sign on Forrest Street Extension, turning into Branch Point. Apparently, there are lots of people who don't understand this because I have almost gotten into three different accidents on two different days for people turning left. The reason for the no left turn? Because if you're waiting for traffic to clear so you can make the left turn, those coming behind you from Bemiss, do not see you until it's basically too late.  

I'm not the first, nor the last, to thank the county commissioners for the beautiful roadside colors every day of every week. The blue and green trash cans are what the community needed. We are certain to attract more visitors to the community. “Wild life.” Stupid idea!

Just what I thought would happen with this forced trash pickup in the county. The first day my trash was to be picked up, the trash truck was a no show. I tried to call Advanced Disposal, the line was busy first three times I tried to call. When I did get a answer it was the ol’ ‘all the people were busy with other calls,’ then I was told they could not answer the phone to call back later. Called the county, the lady at the county office checked with Advanced Disposal she said they would pick up my trash within 24 hours. I have not seen them yet.

To the comment about employers cutting hours so as not to pay health benefits, it is obvious that you have never run a business! With all of the costs associated with operations, the owner is the first one to go without a paycheck, sometimes for months at a time! Take a little personal initiative and buy your own health insurance! The nanny state has got to stop!

We are a community of whiners. We complain about every decision our leadership makes, but we offer no alternatives.

To the white Nissan Maxima speeding through the school zone on Hill Avenue, you ought to be ashamed. I hope you made it to where you are going on time —without causing a wreck.

Ranter said, "Only in Valdosta could a little kid peddle door to door 5 cents worth of lemonade for a dollar and the citizen has the right to call the cops on them for soliciting without a license." I say, still glad we have that ordinance. Kids shouldn't knock on doors alone. If an adult helps sell, then buy the license for “the cause.”

Are we only going to have raves on Wednesday? I enjoy a day dedicated to raves, but the days with all rants are a bummer. It'd be nice to have some positive mixed in.