Valdosta Daily Times

October 28, 2012

Rant & Rave for Monday, Oct. 29, 2012

The Valdosta Daily Times

-- — I am a parent who has raised three kids. If they ever threw a tantrum while we were out, they were immediately taken home. It’s a parent’s responsibility to control their kids while out not let them run wild screaming and hollering. I don’t think it was rude at all for attracting attention to someone not watching their kids.

To all of you out there complaining about children crying and carrying-on in public places, just remember that you were once a child, too, that most likely acted like that. How soon we forget where we came from and what we used to do way back when. Children will be children and kids will be kids.

I would like to give a huge rave to an employee at Murphy Express on Inner Perimeter Road. I am handicapped and he saw me getting out of my van and came out of the store and assisted me without me having to walk in the store. Thank you, John.

Coach Mitchell was burned severely and confined to a wheelchair all summer. I witnessed him volunteer coaching from his wheelchair unable to walk. My son attends LMS and Coach Mitchell is always encouraging him to do his best in the classroom and on the field. My son has went from being a C student to making honor roll this year! Thanks, Coach, for all that you do!

Valdosta has always paid their employees less, cause they know they can. Valdosta has always charged outrageous amounts for health care. Why do you think people here can’t get ahead and more companies have located here. The money employees make goes straight to bills and health-care costs. They have nothing left over. Employers don’t appreciate their workers any more.

It’s hard to be sympathetic with overweight people when they know they have a problem but do nothing about it. If they are obese and still frequent all-you-can-eat buffets, don’t complain that customers are looking at you funny. Take responsibility for your actions and your condition and do something about it.

Dentists overcharging is not limited to Valdosta. It seems they can charge any amount they wish and there doesn’t seem to be any regulation regarding this. Insurance paid for what they thought was fair for my procedure and the amount my dentist charged was significantly over this amount. I’m still paying for it almost six months later. It may pay to shop around, but who has the time?