Monday's edition of PLEASE STOP WRITING:
Our first letter comes from, where else? The Hawk Eye It isn't long enough to warrant any bolding of favorites.
After scanning the column by Mike Sweet on June 30, I just have one question: Does Mike have any formal education — I mean, beyond the third grade?
Thank you, Dale Borex of Burlington, for sending us a letter with a two-line personal attack, no evidence to back it up, and a very thin reference to ANY TOPIC AT ALL.
Here's one from the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier:
Do you like it if someone talks about you behind your back? I don't. It surprises me how many people do it. It needs to stop now. Everyone has the right to know what is being said about them. If you talk about someone behind their back they might be mad. It also makes them look bad. Also they might not want something released. They might not want other people to know something like a new job, or change of address. You have to respect that. Please do not talk about other people without their permission. Please let people talk for themselves, and do not talk about people.
It irritates me to see people who can make their own decisions but others will not allow them to. I have heard someone tell someone that they cannot drink Kool-aid because they have outgrown it, but that person has not outgrown it. I have heard people tell someone they cannot go on vacation because they do not have an invitation, but no invite is needed; liquid laundry soap is better than powder; this is better than that. Do not tell someone how to live their life. Everyone has the right to live their life the way they want to, even if someone is disabled. Just because someone is disabled does not mean they can't decide what's best for themselves.
People talking behind the backs of others is inevitably a new development, and now that Sara's addressed it, I'm sure the turnaround is in sight.
But you're never too old for Kool Aid.
Only two today: Good work Iowa.
This has been KL Snow.