Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

April 8, 2012

Rant & Rave for Monday, April 9, 2012

-- — Congratulations to the Lowndes High Winter guard for being ranked sixth in the nation and winning the silver medal at SAPA championships this season. Amazing accomplishments for the team and staff in only their second year in existence.

When I first drove in Valdosta, I thought most of the drivers were 80 years old. Now I realize that there are very few geriatric drivers. Everyone else is just rehearsing for their old age behind the wheel.

I feel like a prisoner trapped by rising prices of gas, grocery, insurance, etc. Prices continue to rise but my salary only increases a small amount yearly. I have no major credit cards and do not have any entertainment expenses. Basically I stay at home almost all the time. Please someone tell me what I can cut to survive!

You choose to buy a car and a house. You don't choose to live. Requiring people to buy health insurance, just because they were born, is a         violation of their free     will.

 I must rave about a clerk in the city permitting office. I always find that Cathy is cheerful, knowledgeable and I always leave with a smile on my face. The city is lucky to have her on the staff.

Sorry friend, but if a "sliced artery" in a finger can wait until the next day and can be handled in a family physician's office, then you too did not belong in an emergency room. I’m sorry you had a bad experience but I doubt you know what a true emergency is         either.

Thank you Dr. Eric Dodson, D.P.M. and staff for finding what was wrong with my foot pain for two years. You found it in one visit and the doctor in Michigan could not find it in 10 visits but sent in a large bill to the insurance.

Kudos to the Valdosta Senior Strutters Line Dancers from the Valdosta Senior Center for the wonderful luncheon and tribute  to Jeanette Coody, Woman of the South, winning the Jennie Award. The             speeches were heartwarming.

If you are sick and tired of "hearing" about racism, imagine how the people who have to live with it feel. Just treat people fairly, the way you want to be treated, and problem solved.

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