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Orlando, FL

Florida's Turnpike: Plazas will get $162 million makeover

What exactly do you propose they do? Continue to keep and pay staff if they don't have enough money to make payroll? Maybe you can continue to guarantee your job by offering up suggestions of ways they can improve their revenue and further generate jobs instead of cut them.  (Jul 20, 2009 | post #44)

Orlando Sentinel

Ticked off! @ dog business and seat-belt laws

"When are parents going to realize that graduation is a serious event and not a basketball game?" - Maybe when they stop holding them in arenas and football stadiums? Lighten up man, it's a time to celebrate! "During a visit to the University Park area of Orlando last week, my wife and I were pleasantly surprised by how friendly and gracious the people of that area were. It is very refreshing to visit a large city that can exhibit the grace normally only found in smaller towns, and rarely at that! We were impressed enough that we are in the process of relocating to Orlando in the near future, hoping to make it our permanent home." - Run, just run and don't look back!  (Jun 26, 2009 | post #3)

Orlando Sentinel

@ chatty cashiers, faux wordsmiths

Right, because automatic checkout ALWAYS goes sooo smoothly...'Please place item in bagging area', 'Please wait for assistance'...ugh! I used to cashier when I was in HS and almost inevitably those machines don't like something and make me wait for assistance. For small and easy things they are great, but if you have more than a handful of things forget it...especially if you have kids you are shopping with.  (Jun 26, 2009 | post #28)

Orlando Sentinel

@ chatty cashiers, faux wordsmiths

I think they were referring to Orlando as being the major city.  (Jun 25, 2009 | post #18)

Orlando Sentinel

@ chatty cashiers, faux wordsmiths

To the RSVP person: Maybe try giving people an email option. Not saying it's an excuse, but so many people find it easier to take the time to RSVP via email as opposed to having to make a phone call. The the Faux person: I don't think anyone was questioning if the word was correct, I think the original post was complaining that people were trying to use fancy words to describe something that isn't real.  (Jun 25, 2009 | post #16)

Orlando Sentinel

Ticked off! @ potholes and Mother Nature

Dang Tonka, you beat me to it today. I might also add that with kids you also pick your battles. If a child willingly wants to wear something that isn't objectional to your standards, I'd rather not create WW3 over such a trivial issue.  (Jun 25, 2009 | post #12)

Orlando Sentinel

Ticked off! @ airline fees and bumper stickers

LOL, that's pretty funny! I'm the kind of person where if my light comes on (even though that typically means you have about 50 miles left at least), I start stressing out and have to find a gas station immediately. Usually however, I don't let it get to that point, however sometimes when I drive my wife's car she'll forget to inform me the light recently turned on, so it stresses me out even more :)  (Jun 24, 2009 | post #20)

Orlando Sentinel

Ticked off! @ no-good flower thief

You lose it a lot...especially when it comes to the unborn...I think you need a psychiatrist.  (Jun 24, 2009 | post #54)

Orlando Sentinel

Ticked off! @ fast and distracted drivers

I don't think overpopulation is necessarily a problem. I think the problem is that central florida is poorly planned and everyone is all crammed together so it seems like the world is overpopulated. there are plenty of rural areas you can go to if you don't like the crowds.  (Jun 24, 2009 | post #15)

Orlando Sentinel

Ticked off! @ neighbor's lights and bus drivers

What ever happened to simply going over and talking to your neighbor about this? He/she probably doesn't even know his lights are poorly aligned.  (Jun 24, 2009 | post #32)

Orlando Sentinel

Ticked off! @ airline fees and bumper stickers

"To anyone who doesn't believe in guardian angels: On June 11 I ran out of gas on I-4 eastbound between OBT and Kaley on my way to work. Before I could even reach for my cell phone a Road Ranger stopped, as traffic sped by nearly hitting him, to help. He escorted me to the nearest gas station and stayed until I was able to get back on the road. Thanks, Scott!" Next time you risk someone else's life maybe you should try to PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR GUAGES in the first place. How can you be on the road if you don't know when you need to get gas?  (Jun 24, 2009 | post #18)

Orlando Sentinel

Ticked off! @ Chinese-made flags, clueless fans

"I am ticked off at my neighbors who were still running their sprinklers twice a week in the midst of all the rain. They either have money to burn or they don't care about saving our water, or both." - Why do you care? If they have the money to do it, it's none of your business. Besides, the rain is refilling the aquifers, so they are just keeping it at equilibrium :) jk.  (Jun 24, 2009 | post #22)

Orlando Sentinel

@ noise in church and twittering

LOL - I think we live somewhat parallel lives...from previous posts you mention you live in E. Orlando...I used to live there as well.  (Jun 18, 2009 | post #66)

Orlando Sentinel

@ noise in church and twittering

I see your point, and think I may have come across incorrectly orginally. I personally am not a chit chatter either, but if I encounter someone who is, generally I don't mind (unless they are those drones who only chit chat to complain and gossip). And I completely agree about not holding up the checkout line...it really peeves me if the conversation is getting in the way of them doing their job. I'm referring more to the friendly 'hello' and other somewhat meaningless conversations that you would have. I generally don't have much conversation with the cashiers, but it still drives me crazy to see people on their phone in front of them.  (Jun 18, 2009 | post #65)

Orlando Sentinel

@ noise in church and twittering

I also think people have had a lot of bad experiences from others who try to 'save them' or preach AT them. The best way to preach to someone is by your actions.  (Jun 18, 2009 | post #57)