Valdosta Daily Times

November 2, 2012

Rant & Rave for Friday, Nov. 2, 2012

The Valdosta Daily Times

-- — Why is it that people only complain about what doctors and dentist charge? How about hairdressers, nail salons, cosmetic counters, movie theaters? No one seems to complain about a $100 hair appointment.

If you are looking for a great dentist, go see Dr. Garner. Best dentist office ever! We love Dr. Garner, Renee, Sally and everyone else there.

There are so many Rant and Raves daily that discuss other people's children, yards, driving, eating habits, manners, etc. It would be time more productively spent to be working on self-improvement, instead of concern about everyone else. It is a lot easier and more pleasant to point out the flaws in others than it is to look in the mirror.

Money is the prime motivation in Christian churches today. You most likely will not see the gospel printed in the Sunday bulletin, but you will see something about paying tithes, the church budget, new building fund, or the amount of money collected during last week's service.

If a child has been approved to go to a school other than the school in the area the child resides, why is it a problem for the child to ride the bus that comes to the area? Especially when the bus does not have to go out of the way to pick the child up. The child was approved to go to the school, but is denied transportation to and from school. Valdosta Board of Education, please get it together.

There are rude office staff every where you go. They don't appreciate their jobs anymore and take it for granted. They make friends with the boss, staff, and don't worry of being fired.

Wednesday post: Can anyone recommend a good grief counseling center (or person) here?  Yes. The Better Mood Clinic. Ask for Nancy.

I have been a strong advocate of Buy Berrien but unfortunately since I have been furloughed, had my city and county taxes increased (even though the market value of my property has greatly decreased) and my insurance has gone up over $100 per month, I will no longer be able to Buy Berrien. I am forced to look at other markets. Berrien may want me to place my faith in them but they haven't placed their faith in me.

If you don't have a costume at Halloween you are not trick-or-treating, you're begging. And please stop the "drive-by trick or treating.” If my neighborhood is good enough to come into, then at least park your car and walk around. Halloween is getting tackier every year.