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Sound Off for Nov. 12: ‘Veterans yes! Unions no!’

Richard E Satchell, left, Alan Ricard and his grandson James Ricard watch a video presentation during a Victorville, Calif., Veterans Day ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.
Richard E Satchell, left, Alan Ricard and his grandson James Ricard watch a video presentation during a Victorville, Calif., Veterans Day ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. AP

Pro veterans

Veterans yes! Unions no! The newspaper said a union from New Orleans was out in front of the VA. I would have my own sign. Yes, for all veterans. No, for the unions.

Wise words

Be kind. Do you remember this quote? “There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it hardly behooves any of us to talk about the rest of us.” Be kind!

My response

In response to the “Pro-Con” section in Friday’s paper concerning the 2020 census, I intend to respond exactly as I did to the 2010. Namely, the number of people living at this address, our age and that we are U.S. citizens. The rest of that information is none of the governments business.

No profiteering

Regarding Friday’s Sun Herald front page about dismantling federal agencies, as a retiree from the federal government who has also worked for contractors to the government, I must say that, while you hear about inefficiencies in the government, contractors are even worse. Their entire focus is always on making a profit. Profit has no place in activities concerning the American people’s health and welfare.

Not your honey

To those baby boomers and younger (especially those 40 years my junior) who serve the public, waiters, nurses, etc., please don’t call me sugar, sweetheart, sweety, honey, darling, etc. If that’s all you’ve got, just call me by my name or use mam or sir. Those “names” should be reserved for little children, not your elders. I know you’re trying to be nice, but it’s demeaning. I’m sure I’m not alone in saying those are not elder “terms of endearment.” Many times we are old enough to be your grandparents, we are not children. And if you need us to follow directions, instead of adding those names, how about something like this, “come this way, mam/sir” “would you like more tea, mam/sir?” You don’t have to add sweetie, darling, etc. It’s just plain rude to me.

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