You Said It, Sept. 25, 2011

To the young woman who screamed at me “gas guzzler!” and much ruder things in a grocery parking lot because I was driving a 1995 Suburban: Here’s what you don’t know. This vehicle is in very good condition and was paid off many years ago. About once a month we take it out for a spin; other than that we only drive it in deep snow, or the occasional camping trip, or when our Prius and Subaru are unavailable. And next time you yell at innocent people for no reason and then run off, well, you might want to take a moment to hear what I have to say. It is always stupid to make assumptions.

To the admitted tailgater: Will someone please explain to me why it is always the fault of the person being tailgated? It is never the fault of the one doing the tailgating? When it is after dark and raining, I have the perfect right to drive to the condition of the road. I will not be bullied into driving at the speed of a person who is a bully. To the bully, BACK OFF.

I want to thank the lady who found my Medicare and Social Security cards and turned them in at the Red Lobster restaurant. There are angels in this world and you are one of them.

Thank you, Fruita Monument football team, for your acts of kindness and community service on Sept. 10 in Fruita. Good luck with your season. I’ll be watching!

Note to all you amateur pyromaniacs: It’s now late-September. Exploding fireworks are illegal in this state. Even if you have them, they are meant only for the day of the Fourth of July. That does not mean from mid-June till October. Next time it happens, I will send the police right to your door.

Good news for those who home-can pears: No need to peel, just rinse them well.

To learn how widespread the knowledge of Whitman Park’s problem is, Google Whitman Park, Grand Junction CO. I was shocked to see the second link goes to and begins: GRAND JUNCTION — Whitman Park on the south side of downtown Grand Junction is known in this isolated Western Slope city as the “homeless park.” Will this city ever get serious?

I was just wondering if anyone else has noticed the Braille on the drive-up ATMs and windows?

I have always trusted the movie-rating assessments. I have translated the R rating to mean “It’s not good enough for kids, therefore it’s not good enough for me.” PG-13 is now R in disguise.

Thank you to the young man replenishing the frozen food cases at the North Avenue Walmart. He noticed my cart was hard to push and used his box opener to cut all the strings and other trash from the wheels. Much easier to push.

Palisade needs to take down all the stop and speed limit signs. Very few drivers obey them, and you very seldom see a policeman patrolling the busiest of streets to enforce the laws. Maybe the new investigator can solve the case of the disappearing cops.

The people whose houses face or back up to 27 1/2 Road are required by city government to keep those areas free of weeds or risk being subjected to a fine whether our yards are fenced or not. Please don’t throw cigarette butts out of your cars as you drive by because they create an additional fire hazard.

How sad that you took the four guns at our yard sale without paying for them. Sadder yet, you took the money the man had paid for the sale of the antique clock. Oh by the way, the police were called, they have a description of everything, even you. How can you sleep at night after going around to yard sales stealing from the senior citizens?


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