Valdosta Daily Times

June 10, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, June 11, 2013


The Valdosta Daily Times

-- — Closing the trash drop off was a big mistake. I live in Stone Creek so now I can’t put anything beside the street, now I have to haul it to the landfill and pay by weight. I had to pay $15, then I have to pay the trash pick up monthly. Something is wrong in this picture. I have a lot of yard waste, so now I have to take it to the landfill every time I clean yards.



Do you not understand that many people wait a few seconds after the light turns green, to prevent being hit, by some crazy person, running the red light. It happens all of the time. Being in a rush to go after the green, could be hazardous to your health!



I agree that people in Valdosta do not know how to drive and that is the fault of the DMV and police department. Enforcement and education are the keys to safer streets. I think the VDT should print a rule or lesson every day.



To the person who found and stole my wallet at Publix Perimeter and left it at An Even Greater Divide: Thanks for returning the memorable contents (pictures, prayer card, etc.). I hope you spent the money you stole on something you needed. Thanks to the owner of An Even Greater Divide for finding and calling me about finding it.



A second autopsy? Why can’t you just let that poor child rest in peace?



Unfortunately, the person who does the majority of the work is least paid and appreciated. As always, the owner and his right-hand man reap the rewards, while the hard workers do their jobs and get blamed for their mistakes. One can only hope they reap what they sow.



To the Vacation Bible School in the park, I appreciated the first time you invited our children to participate with you, however the fifth time you invited them was, quite frankly, annoying. One “no thank you” should be sufficient.



It’s okay to rant in the newspaper. It finally gets something off your chest and you feel better about it. But don’t just rant. Go and do something about what you’re ranting about. Confront the person or business.



I realize some vets from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from PTSD but why is it so much greater a number than those who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam? Because when the VA easily approves disabilities for anything from sleep apnea to PTSD and Uncle Sam pays them monthly (for life) for those disabilities, they suddenly become disabled.