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- Jury convicts Scott City man who confessed to murder; girlfriend's testimony corroborates confession (12/9/17)
- Sugarfire Cape barbecue restaurant to open June 2018 (12/7/17)
- Pedestrian struck on Broadway (12/11/17)4
- Two Cape County residents, including former Jackson police officer, face burglary charges in Colorado (12/12/17)
- Wind brings down Wendy's sign in Cape Girardeau (12/11/17)2
- Harbor Freight Tools plans to move ahead with Cape Girardeau store (12/5/17)2
World is better place to be if we are considerate
To the editor:
Sunday afternoons must not be good days to be out. It makes me wonder if the rude people I notice went to church that morning.
A woman in a supermarket parking lot left her shopping cart behind the car next to hers. I put the cart away on my way to put mine up.
At another store, a woman gave the checker five wadded-up bills to pay for her purchase. When I went through, I said, "Let's see how many wadded-up bills I can find for you." The checker laughed.
Put yourself in other people's shoes and try to see how some acts can make someone else's day better or worse. We are not required to be kind and thoughtful, but it does make the world a better place to live and sets an example for how people should treat each other, which is how children learn. Thoughtless people raise thoughtless kids.
We need to focus more on actions. Being considerate only requires some conscious thought and perhaps a moment's time.