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Orchids & Onions (March 19, 2013)

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Orchids to…

• the pediatric unit at Columbus Regional Hospital for all the great care on March 11-12 and for the popsicles, from Shannon Wilson.

• Dana and Jay for being helpful and great neighbors, from your neighbors.

• Donna, Anne, Angie, Judy and Lynn at the Volunteer Action Center for their huge support for AmeriCorps members.

• Terry at AutoZone for working on my battery out in the cold, from Sue Feller.

• employees and friends at Cosco for helping me find my keys on the day of retirement, from Lois.

• Dr. Todd Bergman for his letter to the editor, from a long-term Columbus Regional Hospital employee.

Onions to…

• driver in the old gray pickup truck for going 10 miles under the speed limit on Central Avenue, then coming to a complete stop trying to change lanes.

• businesses coming to Columbus that have no intention of hiring local people.

• rude pastors.

• the county for always patching County Road 325W and not completely repaving this highly traveled road.

• the driver who disregarded the “Do Not Enter” and “One Way” signs on an alley near Marr Road Sunday evening.

• company that does nothing about a supervisor who picks on and singles out certain employees.

• rich politicians who call Social Security an entitlement program.

• those who think dumping money into revitalizing an area will change people’s behavior.

• Columbus for wanting to tear down and build new instead of taking care of what we have.

• dog groomer who messed up my dog.

• church members going into chapel to drink coffee during Sunday service.

• utility company that accidentally shut my water off for two full days and nights without offering any compensation.

• drivers of loud automobiles on Sunset Drive in Edinburgh.

• horribly blinding blue headlights on some cars.

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