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Sound Off -- Dec. 23, 2013

I hear your problem

To the lady who had the problem with the sound of the loud commercials and yet for the program you have to have the volume up real high. I live in an apartment so this gets pretty annoying. You are not alone. I have heard this from many people myself included.

All I want for Christmas ... is a dad!

I went to church on Sunday where I learned that children were asked what they wanted most for Christmas. One of the desires that made the Top 10 list was that many children wished they had a father. This is pretty sobering. What we currently appear to have is increasingly a fatherless generation.

Pets not as destructive as kids

Just looking at the apartments for rent here in Manitoba and I am just appalled that you cannot have a pet. Don’t they know that kids can be worse than pets? Some pets are not bad at all. Tiny dogs or a cat are no trouble. And I cannot believe that they can ask that much money for rent — $1,000 or more for an apartment and you can’t even have a pet in it. I have seen pets that are far more well behaved than some kids.

Bad time to remove stamps from stores

I realize now that since Canada Post has pulled the stamps from stores and other places that people will have to go to a postal outlet. Anyone who has not bought their Christmas stamps will now have to go to a postal outlet and if you live in the country, you now will have to drive 32 kilometres or more to an outlet to get your stamps. I am glad I bought mine early. You often hear people saying people should be going online or send emails but not all of us have computers or want one. But that is what we are being told — to go online. Canada Post has picked a bad time at Christmas time.

Transit etiquette

Passengers keep your dirty feet off the seats and watch your language. Food is not permitted on the bus. Leave by the back door if possible. Don’t take cellphone pictures on the bus. Drivers discourage passengers from standing up beside you chatting. It’s distracted driving, a hazard and the rest of us can’t see the stops. If you’re getting on the bus, it’s hard to tell if someone is just standing there or if they are getting off. Then you have to squeeze past to get to a seat. Everyone pays and deserves a safe ride. Some of the bus groupies ride around for hours standing up front or using handicap seats.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 23, 2013

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I hear your problem

To the lady who had the problem with the sound of the loud commercials and yet for the program you have to have the volume up real high. I live in an apartment so this gets pretty annoying. You are not alone. I have heard this from many people myself included.

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