- Cape businessman known for starting NARS dies at 49 (2/23/17)9
- Apparent punch at girls basketball game propels lawmaker into action (2/21/17)4
- Business notebook: Owners ready to roll out the Barrel 131 (2/20/17)7
- Japanese restaurant up and running; owner surprised by fondness of sushi here (2/24/17)
- SoutheastHEALTH, Washington University School of Medicine announce collaboration (2/24/17)19
- Missouri bill would limit transgender school bathroom access (2/22/17)48
- MSHP: McLendon shot in side; autopsy refutes witness account (2/19/17)23
- Annual father-daughter dance provides some fun bonding time (2/19/17)1
- City issues precautionary boil order near Arena Park (2/23/17)
- $22M bond issue would alter Jackson schools (2/22/17)13
Grow up, and end petty squabbles
To the editor:
Maybe I'm getting old, I don't know. But what I do know is there seems to be a lot of squabbling going on over items that are not of particular value. So maybe we need to sit down and talk.
If someone has a tattoo and you don't even know the person, how does it affect you personally?
If your neighbor has a yard sale for two days out of the year and cleans up afterward, what business is it of yours? If it's the parking, are your friends more important than theirs?
If a teacher is failing to teach the proper aspects of school work, then it's time to get rid of the teacher. That is something I will address at another time.
Regarding school supplies: When I was in school, I remember borrowing a pencil or a pen once in a while or using someone's protractor or compass and at times letting others use mine. Are we so selfish that we don't want our children to share their good fortune?
I guess the real question here is: When will we grow up? When will we put away our childish squabbles and prepare for a better future for our children and ourselves?
SAM LADWIG, Cape Girardeau