Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

November 28, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, November 28, 2013

VALDOSTA — Recently I was at the Merry Market Place in Valdosta. As I was rounding the corner of one of the aisles, I noticed a sweet lady I knew with tears in her eyes. I asked her if was she all right. She stood there a few minutes with her eyes full of water and said you know, I didn't realize how much a person's mouth could really hurt until you walk up and the gossip is about you.

"Black Friday: Because only in America, people trample others for sales exactly one day after being thankful for what they already have." How true that is. I don't shop on Black Friday because of the pushing, shoving, and outright fighting by many of the shoppers.

It is truly amazing how some people have no time to mind their own business but plenty of time to gripe about others and what they are doing. Get a life and you will have less stress.

To the ranter in SGMC's Patient Financial Services office: I understand that we all have things about our places of employment with which we may not necessarily agree, and that we may want to vent some of those frustrations in this column. However, I would advise you to not disclose so much information about your employer and department in your workplace woes or you might find yourself without a workplace altogether.

I agree with the ranter about the light show in Madison being on a busy highway. I drive down and park well off the road with my flashers on. Last year, I stayed almost an hour and only had three cars on that road. I will be back and park on the side road this time.

The intersection everybody forgot — Knights' Academy Road and North Forest Street. For an interesting day, spend an hour at prime traffic time out there and watch "bump cars" and "paint swapping" in action. It is absolutely hazardous to your health to navigate the bedlam that occurs each day. It's just a matter of time.

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    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

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    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

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

    July 17, 2014

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    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

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    I think that all facilities owned by the city and county should have signs banning firearms in the buildings. I don’t feel safe if a firearm is there when I am there.

    July 14, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 14, 2014

    There are some wealthy physicians, business owners in this town who target only certain demographics for their business, and reject competition and growth. With the new statistics of a shrinking Valdosta, I hope you and your selfishness are quite happy when your comfort zone disappears!

    July 13, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 11, 2014

    Chaining a dog 24/7 is nothing short of animal cruelty. It is time for our elected officials to pass a law against it.

    July 10, 2014

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