Valdosta Daily Times

September 26, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday September 26, 2013

The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — To the person who works in construction and doesn’t want to be bothered after hours: Do you own the business? Because if you do, you may not for very much longer. A business owner works 24/7. Those that aren’t willing don’t normally stay in business long. If it was me, I’d be happy to answer my phone to give a quote and meet potential business, no matter the time of day.  

What will the DDS require next for a driver’s license renewal — a DNA sample? I have had a valid Georgia driver’s license for 32 years. I presented my Georgia concealed carry permit, marriage license, Georgia registered nurse license, my Social Security card and proof of residence. I also served in the military. Yet, they need still need my birth certificate — really?

Does the Lowndes County Board of Education ever intend to address the furlough days with the teachers? After pay cuts, new curriculum, even more teacher accountability, haven’t teachers earned the right to be treated with respect? Your silence ... causes concern.

To the person or persons who took the cat from Petsmart, do the right thing and return the cat and adopt. You know it is the right thing to do.

Leave Coach Randy McPherson alone! The man is only doing his job. The person you should be mad at is the Windsor Forest coach for staying. He had the Mercy Rule; he could’ve stopped playing. He didn’t so therefore the GHSA rules say that the Vikings had to continue to play. I don’t hear anyone complaining when Lowndes does that against Valdosta!

An alert to all cashiers: If you hand a person a penny, it is a “cent.” More than one are “cents.” It’s called plural and adding the “s” is essential. I expect 65 cents in change, not “65 cent.” If your boss hears you speaking correctly, you might just get a raise.

It is frustrating that Valdosta did not manage their water and sewer infrastructure better, but it’s done. Keep in mind the county and other cities have made cuts and worked hard to manage this recession without tax increases. They also need the SPLOST funds to upgrade public safety and public-works equipment and to build roads. Use your vote to vent your frustration against the city council and support SPLOST for everyone else.

Maybe they could have made more sidewalks ... if they didn’t have to build the multi-million dollar water fountain under the overpass!