Defending a wrongful charge
This man who got charged for using a cellphone when he wasn’t. I think that is very wrong. I used to work with him and he would never, ever, lie. I don’t think this is fair to this man. He should not have to pay this bill. He should have every right to press charges. I hope others who are actually using their cellphones while driving do get caught ... but this man wasn’t and he wouldn’t lie.
Living in doggieville!
I moved into a quiet little neighbourhood, no real noisy traffic, great people. About six of the houses sold over the past two years and with them came their dogs. I go outside now and all I hear are these dogs barking, they drown out the wonderful sounds of spring. I wish people would please teach your dogs something other than throwing them outside all day to bark! Think of your neighbours! Please!
Pick up after your pony!
I agree with the person who wrote that in Friday’s paper about dog walkers on Braecrest Drive. I walk along College Avenue and someone keeps letting their dog go and do its business on the sidewalk. The dog has to be the size of a small horse. I, too, feel there should be some consequences for those who aren't responsible pet owners.
Coaching from the cheap seats
In response to the Sound Off, “Going To be All Played Out,” about the educators and the fact they should give their head a shake. I respect your opinion, but I think you may have forgotten to print the last line of that Sound Off, like maybe thanks for coaching my kid, thanks for giving up 500 hours plus to coach for nothing, thanks for missing your own kids’ activities to go my kid’s game. Maybe instead of "Sounding Off" from the cheap seats, you could do more than complain. No, you're right, it would take up too much time to do that, wouldn’t it.
We can’t see you
This is to the person who rides on the Highway 1A in the morning. We cannot see your bike. You have a reflective light on your helmet but it is not enough. It is blocked. If you could put on a reflective vest it may just save your life.
Something to think about
On Friday afternoon a man on a motorcycle was driving beside me. He was wearing a black T-shirt with white lettering on the back which said, “I’d rather be an open sinner than a fake saint.” I mentioned this to one of my friends and she replied, “Yes, but what about a real saint?” I thought that these words were rather thought provoking on a beautiful summer-like day in March.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 23, 2012