|The PD readers moan, and I Talkback.|
"I wish umbrella companies would make umbrellas much stronger. Every time it rains, we get wet and the wind tears apart the umbrellas. That really annoys me." - Cleveland
You need to buy a better umbrella. They do make stronger umbrellas, but they cost a lot more. So you can buy 3 or 4 of the cheapies, or buy a really nice one. I bought a beautiful Totes umbrella with a vent to allow the air to pass through it and with carbon fiber reinforcement. Granted, I left it a restaurant somewhere -- but some member of the waitstaff now has a mighty fine umbrella.
"I thought someone from the county auditor's office was supposed to inspect my property every few years. Checking my property on the auditor's Web site, they list two few bedrooms and baths and no central air. Guess the inspector missed the big A.C. unit installed in my yard eight years ago. I won't tell, because it will only raise my taxes. I wonder how many more are like me?" -Cleveland
Yeah, you're funny. Too bad you didn't list your address. Me? I bought a house last summer -- and the auditor has now assumed that the price I paid for the house is now, exactly and coincidentally, the taxable value of the house. Imagine that. I'm sure the only "inspection" they conducted was a look at the recorded documents listing the sale price of the house.
"Ohio State has a great football team, but they also have the best marching band in the country. And when you watch an Ohio State football game on television and get to halftime, do you get to see the band? Of course not. They have to go to the studio for a bunch of inane babbling!" - Cleveland Heights
Ummm, how do you know whether OSU has the "best marching band in the country" when none of the halftime performances are broadcasted for any of the college games? It isn't like OSU games are unique that way. Now, I agree that OSU has a fine marching band, and I am looking forward to seeing them do the halftime at the next Browns game. But I think you are assuming a lot based upon your own pro-OSU opinion with no data to back it up. There is no NCAA or coaches (directors?) poll or BCS for marching bands, and thank God for that too -- because most of those band geeks would never pass the drug tests.
"Why should the suburbs pay more for the proposed water and sewer rate increase? It's the city of Cleveland that has the oldest water and sewer lines that require the most maintenance?" - Middleburg Heights
We're all part of the same system. Don't like it? Go dig a well.
"Why can't the auto companies put their gas caps on the same side? It would be a lot easier pulling in to get gas." - Maple Heights
So which side would be the correct side? And even if all the auto makers changed it, it wouldn't change all the vehicles already on the road. Here is a better moan: when will the auto companies finally make and mass produce an affordable car that doesn't use gasoline or diesel? You lack vision, complaining about mere gas caps.
"I don't understand why ladies get their hair all fixed up, put pretty dresses on, but they insist on wearing shoes that show their ugly toes. Don't they sell pantyhose or knee-highs anymore?" - Mayfield Heights
Another resentful grandma who had to cover up in her day... *yawn*.
"I'm getting a little sick of the politicians - Mr. DeWine, Mr. Brown, Mr. Blackwell, Mr. Strickland - all pointing the finger at each other, at what they did three, five, seven years ago. The issue is now. Why do you want the position and what can you do for me? Represent me and I will vote for you." - Garfield Heights
Negative campaigning works. Period. As for "what can you do for me" ... if only JFK were here to give you a kick in the pants.
"After spending almost $50 at Babies R Us, I was told I would have to buy a gift box. I told them to forget it." - Avon
Forget what? The whole purchase? Or just the box? Please tell me you shitcanned the whole sale!
"The 'Wizard of Oz' and the orchestra at the Blossom Music Center: Although the evening was wonderful and it's a great idea to have something like that you could take the kids to, the food prices were ridiculous! Cheeseburgers and hot dogs for $5.75 apiece, and we're bringing a family of four?" - Parma
Here's a thought: feed your family of four Parmites AT HOME. And I don't know if this show was an exception, but at the other Blossom orchestra shows you are permitted to bring a picnic dinner. I might be with you if you were talking the stadium or the ballpark (or even the I-X Center), but this was totally avoidable.
"Why must each and every newscast on Fox 8 have a segment about 'American Idol'? Shoving a bunch of untalented people screaming off key down our throats is not news." - North Olmsted
I agree that it isn't. However, there are three other channels in town offering local news. Change the channel.
"The Northeast Ohio Sewer District wants a rate hike. Their rates are based on the water bill. If they would just combine the sewer district with the water department, it would save money on manpower, computers and postage. It's an unnecessary entity. It would negate their need for a rate increase." - Parma
Leave it to a Parmite to decide that the sewer district is unnecessary. Way to go, Stanley Stinky.
"No wonder so many people are shutting off their land lines and going to cell phones. All the phone company does is say, 'Push this, push that,' 'Do this, do that' or 'We're sorry, we can't get your number. What's your carrier's access code?' I'm very disgusted with the telephone menus." - Rocky River
Uhhhhhh, cell phones are not a magic tool that get around telephone menus. Good luck with that.
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