Lots to gripe about
Your car or truck ashtray is full so what do you do? Empty it in the parking lot? The merchants don’t mind do they?
So your dog had a nice walk and left his calling card on the sidewalk. Did you clean it up? Don’t be silly. However, someone may step in it or even fall down. That is not your concern is it?
My apologies to the pet owners who do clean up after their pets. How many pet owners let their pets roam to leave their calling cards on the neighbours lawn?
Be sure to check traffic before you step in the crosswalk as some drivers can’t see the white lines. Police gave one driver a ticket as he failed to stop when I was in the middle of a crosswalk.
Now we’ll skip to the grocery store for a minute. I paid $8 for two watermelons but when I went back another time the watermelon was $8.99 so I left it there. That was too large of a price hike. With the high cost of fruits and vegetables I can’t see how a family of five could follow Canada’s health rules on eating.
If you require a cream to control the itching of psoriasis you may purchase it at one drugstore for $3.19 while another drugstore charges $4.69. And don’t forget the tax.
A frank talk about hearing. If you need a hearing aid be prepared to pay from $1,100 to $1,700 for just one. You may be able to obtain some assistance for this item. Enquire about it before you buy a hearing aid.
I see there is an effort put forward to clean up the litter situation. However, we need the co-operation of some citizens who find it hard to put their empty cigarette packages, chip bags, pop cans, drinking cups and other items in the trash and not just drop them anywhere.
Efforts to keep the town clean are hampered by allowing public smoking. It would be a step in the right direction if public smoking was banned or smokers were only allowed to smoke in designated areas. I vote for the first option as smokers tend to drop their butts on the sidewalk or stick them in the soil surrounding the trees that line the street.
If some citizens would trim back their rose bushes you would not have to step on the sidewalk to avoid being slapped in the face.
One more item: skateboards, roller blades and bicycles should not be allowed on the sidewalks in town as someone could be injured. There is a place for that activity. Well, maybe not for bikes.
I would like to pose a question to parents in general. Are you aware that some of your children are out asking for money? I don’t give them any, but I would sure like to know what they would do with it if they got the money. Some adults are doing the same thing and I don’t give them any either.
I address my conversation to Cape Breton Regional Municipality. Would it be able to put a decent walkway on Dinn Avenue? There is plenty of work to be done to restore pride and respect in our town.
Rose Lasouski Glace Bay