Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

February 21, 2014

Rant & Rave for Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

VALDOSTA — I would like to commend Alyssa that works at Winn Dixie in Lake Park for always being so sweet and pleasant when I go in there. Very sweet young lady. We need more teens like her.

You can write all the editorials that you want, but what the day-to-day employees are told and experience at SGMC relating to their job security and what they tell you are two different things. I am tired of my spouse coming home at least once a week with yet another threat from the higher ups that hours are about to get cut. Employees have made all kinds of suggestions on how to help save money, but they all get shot down.

I vote that no more crackpot comments be allowed here regarding marijuana legalization. Too much ignorance and misinformation.

Why is someone being allowed to speak on leadership, etc....who sat on a bank board of directions that failed, resulting in over a $200 million loss to the FDIC and US Treasury, shareholder loss , and employee job loss? Is there no shame? Wow.

While in my father's hospital room in the Dasher Heart Center, I saw a young family bringing a small flower arrangement in. They walked past the nurse's station, where there were half a dozen nurses gossiping about one of their mothers-in-law. Suddenly, every single nurse started hollering out to them. There was no excuse me, pardon me, none of that. Rules said that they couldn't take flowers in. The man asked why, since there were no notices anywhere, and the only reason they were given was "because." The family was polite, though unhappy, and a more polite male nurse came and explained it to them. After they continued on, the nurses went back to gossiping, rolling their eyes, saying how they should have "just known." It was extremely rude, especially since they were just trying to bring their loved one something to cheer him up.

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  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    To the ranter about the A/C in the jails, you are 100 percent right. The male and females should be treated equal. Neither side should have any A/C. If I am struggling to put gas in the car to get to work to put food on my family’s table and not running our A/C to keep down our living cost then why should those parasites get their three squares a day, cable TV and A/C? Put them in tents and pink outfits and feed them PB&J that comes out of their own funds. Yes, just like Sheriff Joe out in Arizona.  

    July 28, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 28, 2014

    It seems people in this town, and especially those in my church are not happy unless they are complaining about something. Today’s earth-shaking rant is that the choir members are too noisy when they change into their robes before the Mass. Give it a rest or you won’t have a choir.

    July 27, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 25, 2014

    Funny, the people criticizing immigrants coming here looking for a better life for their family, are only here because their ancestors immigrated here for a better life for their family.

    July 24, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    Of the proposed 75 million that is needed to teach the students of Lowndes County for one school year, 55 million of that goes towards salaries. I don't want to hear no complaints about teachers salaries or furloughs again.

    July 24, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    Is it another sign of the times that people are too lazy to send thank you notes? I’ve bought four wedding gifts and two baby shower gifts since April 1. To date, I've received just one thank you note. It’s just good manners!

    July 23, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    It cracks me up when people say they don't want to be in a business or location where people are carrying weapons. My husband is a police officer and when he's off duty, he always carries concealed. I have a strong feeling that you might be happy one day that one of the hundreds of off duty officers are "packing" if you ever have a need for them!

    July 21, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 21, 2014

    People rant on here, but don't bother to attend the County Commission's meeting about the tax increase. I bet you don't vote either. If not, you forfeit your chance to gripe. Just hush!

    July 20, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 18, 2014

    Some hillbillies have more money than you do, they just don't flaunt it. Most are hard working, good people, unlike the wealthier, selfish, spoiled, inconsiderate brats. You can lose all your money and education in a blink of an eye. Be thankful God has allowed you to be or have what you do and treat others as you want them to treat you.

    July 17, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    Bring back Ronald Reagan, he cut taxes and only raised the federal debt limit 17 times to do it!

    July 17, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    It’s a shame to work for someone who gripes all the time. Never a “How are you” or “Thanks for your hard work!”

    July 16, 2014

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