You Said It, Sept. 18, 2011

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So the government takes cantaloupe off the shelves because four people died and a dozen got sick. If that’s the criteria, how about taking cigarettes off the shelves? They have sickened and killed millions.

I for one am sick and tired of having to apologize for being a smoker. If you are at an outdoor event in the park and not sitting in specific seats in a stadium, then I suggest you pick up your chair and move somewhere else if a smoker is too close to you. You are not the only person in this universe, and your way of life does not dictate how others have to live. Get a grip and find a way to live with others.

I would like to thank the American Furniture Warehouse personnel conducting the job application process Thursday at the workforce center. It was well-organized, and you made people feel good taking the time to talk to them (screening them). Whether my son gets hired or not, at least you made the application process a positive one.

What’s up with the music at the Pork and Hops challenge at Lincoln Park? I live 10 blocks from there and had to listen to it until 10:45 Friday night. My sister heard it at her house and she lives off Seventh Street right by Interstate 70. Better turn down the volume or the neighbors will group together and shut this thing down. Don’t ruin a good thing.

Isn’t life ideal for the indigents residing at Whitman Park? Sleep, drink and intimidate while accepting donations from passing motorists. Even free ambulance service for the overly intoxicated.

It’s six-tenths of a mile from Whitman Park to the Mesa County Jail. Was it really necessary to spend taxpayer money on ambulance transport for two homeless drunks as reported in the Blotter?

Honesty is alive and well at Subway at First Street and Grand Avenue. I forgot my purse, they saw it and tucked it away safely for me to return and retrieve it.

This great big thank you goes out to the very nice lady who graciously gave us money so that we could buy all of our prescriptions at the Walgreens pharmacy on North Avenue and 29 Road. Your generosity means a great deal to us, and words alone cannot begin to tell you what this meant to us.

Gary McCallister needs to stick to biology and stay away from geometry. So should his proofreader.

It was very nice to be able to see all of the Colorado high school scores in the prep score board. I do hope it is a regular now.

Not to prolong the issue but with 9/11 this last Sunday, I thought it better to wait. We have become an “anything goes” society, and when that happens we lose all sense of decency. I breast-fed nine children, and my nine grandchildren also were breast-fed by their mothers. Never did any of us flaunt the fact that said: “Look at me! I’m breast-feeding my baby.” Laws or no laws, when you offend other people, you should really consider what you are doing and why you are doing it.

Oh, so you see someone breast-feeding a baby not covered with a blanket. Go to the mall and see how the young girls are dressed, and they don’t even have a baby.

I want to congratulate The Sentinel for the fabulous issue on 9/11. The page with the names was especially awesome. Thank you and God bless America.

I live on the F Road Autobahn between the overpass and 35 Road. School’s back in session and the racing has started on the strip already with students and the staff. Did I mention this is also a very heavily traveled bike path? Cops, where are you ?

Apparently the “driving with lights on from dawn to dusk” person does not understand that many people may do this for better visibility, but the main reason is because many cars have built-in driving lights that stay on during the day and they cannot be disconnected. What will people complain about next?

I’m an 83-year-old senior citizen who ran out of gas on the Fifth Street bridge and want to thank the three teenage boys who pushed my car off the road and also made phone calls for me. Why do we always hear of trouble from teenagers instead of all the good things they do for us? Thank you so much.

Of course you are always tailgated. The posted speed limit on Redlands Parkway is 45 mph. You were doing 35 and then intentionally slowed down to 28. I wish there was a cop around to give you a ticket for going too slow.


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