Blind spots and bottle necks

Drivers in New Smyrna Beach should bring attention to the increase of annoying blind spots and bottle necks.

If only the city, its residents and merchants would work together, such driving hazards are easily avoidable.

Construct buildings and adjacent roads without impeding traffic flow. Plant shrubs and place signs where they won't obstruct drivers from seeing oncoming pedestrians and other vehicles.

With almost a 20% increase in population during the past decade, such matters require prudent planning rather than what appears to be willy-nilly whim. Otherwise a dangerous situation will worsen.

Some rotten apples

It never ceases to amaze me how some Publix employees have such a snotty attitude.

C'mon, it's not like they just landed a job at IBM. They are service workers with a corresponding pay rate.

My most recent encounter was Aug. 26 at the Publix at 2431 S. Woodland Blvd. in DeLand. My cashier was curt, smirking and snotty. I'm sure I have more education and net worth than her.

Most Publix employees are friendly, helpful and hard-working. Unfortunately, there's always a rotten apple in a group.

Miffed about sand

Once again Volusia County is a day late.

We were trying to get sandbags. Seminole, Orange and Brevard counties had sandbags on Tuesday.

We called Volusia County on Tuesday and Wednesday and they hadn't made a decision. On Thursday, I called again and asked it they were going to have sandbags at the fire station on Pioneer Trail. They said no. They have sand bags in Oak Hill or at the jail in Daytona Beach.

My neighbors and I are quite miffed and we are going to do what we can to get these officials out of office.

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