Laurel-no thanks!
poor service

Laurel, MS

#1 Jun 11, 2010
Time for Laurel to ‘step up’ its game

Laurel Leader-Call

LAUREL — To the editor:

I have been just wondering and I have asked others, What happened to the proclaimed arrival of Krystal’s into Laurel? And another question baffles me...Why does the announcement of a new business come and then such a terribly prolonged delay until the manifestation takes place? Not all businesses are falling into this category, yet it is startlingly evident that it might be a trend in Laurel.

I am terribly glad that the new businesses do arrive in Laurel, but I am dismayed that when a few new businesses arrive, two or three go out of business. That is disheartening because Laurel needs to progress by adding to and not losing businesses, and gaining replacements.

This predicament does not step up to a new level yet keeps us stationary.

I know I should be thankful, yet, I have greater aspirations for Laurel than this and I feel Laurel does have the capability to rise. It will take those willing to step up and dare to dream big dreams and not just settle without higher vision.

– Glenda Flynt


Good letter. I'd like to add to Glenda's question.......Whatever became of the multiplex movie theater that was to be built? I knew it would not happen but that didn't stop the politicians from thanking themselves for the progress.

Major Reason Laurel's businesses struggle is poor customer service. Chance of a Thank you seem a little over 50% as does getting any decent food. Go to a drive-thru at McDonalds or Wendys and you'll likely get a bag of food thrown in your face, no thank you. At least Taco Bell says thanks and seem polite. Last visit at Wal-Mart got a murmur of a thank you at the register and the greeter/door enforcer agent. Go to Paul discount glass for a safety sticker will get you wisecracks, I now go elsewhere. Half the Laurel people in customer service look like they are thinking about stabbing you, ridiculing you when you leave or taking a nap. Last visit to spend a 80 bucks at a downtown local business was met with indifference and a large hint of annoyance from the owner himself that was sitting reclined in a chair. That's ok, I'll get it in Hattiesburg or online.

It all adds up to wouldn't you rather be spending your money in Ellisville, Hattiesburg or going to the grocery store or fix a problem yourself or order it off the internet.

Hopkins, MN

#2 Jun 18, 2010
I have to agree with you. I hate having to spend my money in Laurel. But I want spend it in Ellisville either.

Eldridge, MO

#3 Jun 21, 2010
hey guys if u can get through all of the roadblocks being set up nowdays to pay to many polices salarys, bring ur money to waynesboro!! we will give u a thank u an good service also.but watch out for the seat belt natzis on the way home.we are the roadblock capital of the usa here in wayne. but we would appreciate ur business.

Waynesboro, MS

#4 Jul 1, 2010
I hardly ever come across a road block. I work out of town, every weekend and always come home between 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. I guess they don't set them up on my side of town.

Laurel, MS

#5 Jul 2, 2010
Come to Laurel and enjoy our fine road blocks. You get to sit there for a few minute while they harass someone else waiting on your turn to be accused of being a drunk. They'll ask for your papers and wave through any illegals that Do not pass out as they drive through. Don't want to fool with anyone pretending to speak no English even thought they are wasted. Generally from 11PM-3AM but other times too.

Police could just drive around and look for DWI drivers but that would be work, non-harassing and effective.

Jackson, MS

#6 Jul 17, 2010
Bob wrote:
I have to agree with you. I hate having to spend my money in Laurel. But I want spend it in Ellisville either.
I think you mean won't or will not.
Hey late Nazi

Laurel, MS

#7 Jul 17, 2010
antifan wrote:
<quoted text> I think you mean won't or will not.
I bet the last month of Bob's life has been in Disarray until you pointed this out.
concern citizen

Boise, ID

#8 Nov 21, 2010
Well I had to get away from good ole Laurel. Moved to the coast lived in Gautier and Pascagoula, but Ocean Springs is the best city to live in on the coast, and Moss Point is the worse.

Since: Nov 10

United States

#10 Mar 1, 2011
Laurel is pathetic. That's why me and my family are moving to lamar county. Not trying to be mean but has anyone noticed how ghetto laurel is?? Its so trashy.

Laurel, MS

#11 Jul 12, 2011
amand wrote:
Laurel is pathetic. That's why me and my family are moving to lamar county. Not trying to be mean but has anyone noticed how ghetto laurel is?? Its so trashy.

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