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The Rant

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 12:01 am

The Rant is The News-Sentinel's anonymous sound-off forum. The readers' views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The News-Sentinel.

When are the manufacturers going to realize that plus sizes need to be wider, not longer?

Sitting in a waiting area, two young children running around, wrestling and yelling. Mom just ignores them. What has happened to people and their parenting? Don't they think teaching children manners and to respect others is necessary? Wake up, people!

Where are the televised signings for the kids accepted to top elite schools of music? Where are the “prep sports” for the fine arts? Our top high school musicians are never recognized for accomplishments.

While exercising on the trail and on a rural road in the last two months, I've been called a fatty and a cow by two separate drivers. I would like to lose 20 pounds, but I am still fit, healthy and active and am by no means “fat.” It was really upsetting and discouraging. The cruelty of some people astounds me.

I don't know about anyone else, but I'm angry they combine (legislative) bills that have nothing to do with each other making it impossible to pass the good and reject the bad. It is a recipe for failure. Each issue should stand alone.

CNBC spokesperson says inflation is almost zero. Really? Then why am I paying more for gasoline, electricity and my water bill has doubled, to mention just a few things?

Those who voted for President Obama (Obamacare) and (who also) frequent the Memorial Coliseum parking lot: How do you like him now?

If you are proud of your humility, does it negate it?

Why do people hate domestic rats as pets? Domestic rats are as different from wild rats as dogs are to wolves. Intelligent, funny, social, active and curious, rats make great pets — but please, adopt yours from a local animal shelter!

Why did they bother to repave a section of Maplecrest Road between Lake Avenue and Monarch Drive? Aren't they just going to tear this back up to widen it?

Whose idea was it to plant trees between the street and sidewalk on Maumee Avenue next to Indiana Tech? The trees are directly under a power line and two feet from the street. In a few years, they will need trimming because they are either obstructing the power lines or hanging in the street obstructing traffic (or more likely, both).

Not all “normal people” follow a 9-5 Monday-Friday schedule. I, too, am a productive member of society, but I am asleep when you're starting your work day.

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