Saying ‘thank you’ is good manners
In June I went to four high school open houses for four different grads. They are all intelligent, bright young people. It is now August and still not one of them has written a thank you for the gift they received. Am I missing something here? In 13 years of schooling didn’t anyone ever teach these kids to say “thanks?” I’m probably old-fashioned but somehow I feel showing gratitude for things people do for you should never go out of style.
(Editor’s note: The Vox Pop Department of Manners figures this VP contributor attended open houses somewhere outside of the lakes area. We’re sure there are no ungrateful students in this area.)
While shopping this past week at a local market, I lost my checkbook. Arriving home, I called the store and was informed it had been turned in. I’ve no way to thank this individual personally for their gracious act. Hopefully they will read your Vox Pop column and know my thanks to them. God bless this dear person. Thank you.
Gas prices rising but oil is dropping
Well it is the Tuesday before the Nationals at BIR and the gas prices have already been raised even though oil is dropping. Do the greedy gas stations realize what they are doing to the locals or do they even care? How sad.
More subsidized housing needed
Brainerd and Baxter have very expensive rents beginning with $400-700 or more and there are many of us on SSI who cannot afford that. We need more subsidized housing and we need rental assistance because chances are you’re going to lose a lot of people to other towns with more subsidized housing instead of keeping everyone here.
This is my response to “Save a life and money.” To the person who complained about having to slam on their brakes numerous times on Highway 371 at Woida Road: Did it ever occur to you you’re following too close? Training for good drivers says if you have to slam on the brakes more than once every five years, your driving is wrong. Learn how to do the three-second rule when following. That goes for the rest of you too. Many people follow too close for miles sometimes. It’s dangerous. Either pass or drop back; follow at a distance.
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