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Sound Off for Nov. 9: Back off my bumper

Motorists drive along U.S. 90 in Ocean Springs in 2012.
Motorists drive along U.S. 90 in Ocean Springs in 2012. Sun Herald File

Look close

I was thrilled to receive a 50 percent coupon from a favorite store. However, after reading the paragraph on items not included, I realized it was not such a great deal. Watch out for that small print.

United we stand

I’m retired military and I do have a problem with those who disrespect our country, flag and national anthem. Yes, we have many problems in our country, but adding insult to something long-cherished and honored is just not acceptable. We are bound as a people and nation. Warts and all.

Don’t stop anthem

Do not stop because that would take away a tradition that has been around for years. All that needs to be done is that all stand respectfully. You do not need to sing, maybe say a prayer for what you feel is wrong with our nation. Stop the protest, and go to people or agencies that can make a difference.

Precious treats

As a senior and grandparent of six who live in other states, I appreciate the little ones in costume stopping at my house for treats on Halloween. This year I only had a few but in darling costumes and each child so appreciative. This night becomes a treat for me and does my heart good. My light is on 6-8 p.m. Do come again next year.

Please explain

The new roundabout at Lamey Bridge and Mississippi 15 is a bit much. First of all, it is taking forever. Most days there are no workers present. It should have been finished a long time ago. Why is the roundabout so elaborate? Even in big cities they are not this fancy. It could have been simple and cost a lot less and done quicker.

Back off

Here’s a thought for all you folks that get behind a small car in your large SUVs and trucks. Please don’t drive so close that you are practically in the back seat. Speaking for myself, if any vehicle gets behind me early in the morning or late in the evening with lights on, it blinds me. It’s not going to make me drive any faster. It’s going to tick me off. I will tap my brakes, trying to politely let you know to back off my bumper because you are too close. If you continue, I will stop quite abruptly and then move on, that will be your second warning to stop. It’s rude! There is nothing in this world important enough for you to put my life in jeopardy while you blind me. Back off and dim your lights, or pass me and get to judgment all by your lonesome.

Move on!

There is no law that says you need to stand or do anything when the national anthem is played. No one is breaking the law. We are not a police state or like North Korea where you are forced to make a show. Find something else to complain about. It’s wearing thin.

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