Valdosta Daily Times

September 30, 2012

Rant & Rave for Monday, Oct. 1, 2012

The Valdosta Daily Times

-- — Every week someone is complaining about the sheriff’s office. Do you think for one minute that we do not understand who is putting this in the paper. They put their lives on the line for all of us. I appreciate all of them.

Every profession has their fair share of rude people. It is not just the trucking companies. If it was not for truck drivers, where would your groceries, clothing and other needs come from?

I agree that school shouldn’t have fundraisers. No one wants to buy or sell that junk. If the schools can pay for luncheons and parties for the faculty, then the kids shouldn’t have to raise money for supplies!

How many T-shirts can one school promote to sell? Did someone forget most of us are on a tight budget?

Shame on you people who think it’s a nuisance to have a homecoming parade. This is a special time in our children’s lives. If you don’t like parades then by all means stay home!

Not all parents or grandparents can go to school functions. The little sad faces say it all when they see others with their family members. It should be limited to after-hour meetings with your teacher, not the whole school.

Unfortunately, new Lowndes County tags are prefaced with the letters — PEE. I refuse to display this offensive word.

It’s disappointing to read criticisms of our schools in the newspaper. Why not contact the administration and air your grievances? Schools need our support — now, more than ever before.

We walk every day from Chick-fil-A to Highway 84 and back. That’s three miles every day. There are places that you cannot walk side by side. The grass has almost grown over the sidewalk. Now the city wants to put in more sidewalks? And who is supposed to trim this sidewalk?  

Breeders should stop making money off of poor little animals. It is cruel and they suffer dearly. Please adopt a pet from the animal shelter before they are put to death.

Only the minds of women with no male influence could come up with a “Pajama Day” or a “Crazy Sock Day” (which female “managers” came up with, at a place where I quit the job quickly after that, rather than work for anyone with the maturity of a 9-year old).

I think Mr. Rose wrote a wonderful article for Thursday’s paper. I so enjoyed it that I told everybody in our office that they should read it. Well done, Mr. Rose.