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THIS IS TO THE commissioners. How about y’all come clean the trash cans? Maggots are coming out of the top of the trash cans and flies are getting worse.

THIS IS FOR the red sedan speeding through the red light July Fourth high noon at the intersections of Georgia Avenue and Martintown Road in North Augusta. In case you’re still preoccupied with your selfish distractions, you came close to taking my life and possibly yours because you don’t take your driving seriously enough to give it the attention it deserves. If that close call we encountered doesn’t get your attention, then you won’t see the next one coming. I just hope the other driver doesn’t pay for your mistake, like I almost did.

RANT FOR ALL these people walking around with their pants down. I am 72 years old and all I can tell you is that this nation has regressed hundreds of years backward since I have been here.

IS IT JUST ME or is customer service improving at retail stores? A big rave to Erika at the Bobby Jones Lowe’s and to Lloyd at the South Augusta Lowe’s for resolving a messed up Internet order. Your managers should be proud to have dedicated employees such as you. My faith in retail service is slowly being restored.

THE OBAMA CROWD has struck again. This time Fort Gordon. They blocked the entrances to the fort to create a problem to show how much the sequester is hurting. Maybe they gave the wrong employees a furlough .

BEFORE WE GET too comfortable with the federal government delving deeper and deeper into our daily lives with the excuses of “security” or “fairness” or “political correctness,” we had better be aware that precedents are being established by this administration that will only be expanded by future presidents.

WHEN ARE PEOPLE going to wake up to the fact that if someone approaches you in the parking lot of some shop and offers you a large sum of money if you withdraw money from your bank to show that you are responsible then you should know that this is a con job?

WHY DID I GET a new garbage bin since the other one was in excellent condition? Another example of wasting our tax dollars. By the way, the new recycling bin I just got a few weeks ago has a wheel that falls off once the bin collectors drop it on the ground. Where is the quality in the products of today?

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seenitB4 07/23/13 - 03:47 pm
Good post River

But few will listen...Bill OReilly is right...broken homes/families are at the heart of the problem....but it is so much easier to blame others....blowing in the wind my friend.

whyme 07/23/13 - 03:52 pm

The best thing that you can do when given good service is to call the manager or, even better, write the company and compliment the experience. I wish I could say that overall service is improving but perhaps it's more of the fact that most of the time it is just so-so and when someone gives excellent service, we are so grateful! I made the point to call and compliment drive-thru staff at a local McDonald's and the manager was so surprised. She said she mostly gets complaints and rarely gets a compliment, even if deserved. On the other hand, I had a less than pleasant experience at one of the Lowe's stores (at the service desk of all places!, but another employee elsewhere in the store was so apologetic that it made up for the issue. I realize that people depend on tips to get by and the controversy goes on as to whether you should not tip for bad service or give extra for very good service, etc. That's another discussion in itself. Please also know that if you fly such as with Delta, the flight attendants earn recognition if you send a letter of appreciation if applicable.

itsanotherday1 07/23/13 - 04:44 pm
O'Reilly hit that one out of

O'Reilly hit that one out of the park and all the way downtown. I would be very interested in hearing what some of the local commenters on the left side of the aisle think about it.

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