Courier Letters to the Editor

Angry People

Dear Editor,

It never ceases to amaze me how people can get angry over minor things.

If you work with the public, you can back me up on what I’m going to say.

Someone is short-changed a nickel and they come back bellowing like a mad bull! You might as well have stuck a gun in their face and took all they had monetarily.

They get one thing wrong on their order and they take the roof off the building.

In a world where nuclear war is a real possibility, now more than ever, they’re gripped about their order! People are starving all over the world, and they get overheated because you didn’t get their order to them as fast as they thought you should.

If you have been through this — and you have if you work with the public — then here’s something for you.

When my daughter was about 6, a child said something mean to her. When she came to me crying, I calmly said, “honey, when the Good Lord created this old world, he had to make at least a few rear ends or it would have surely died of constipation. So just be thankful you’re not one.”

Think about that the next time some low-brow, hairy knuckle-dragging, sawdust-for-brains lout goes off on you.

Some people are just born with a corncob sideways where the sun doesn’t shine.

Don’t let them bother you. You are better than them.

Can I get an amen from those of you out there who have been through any of this or worse?!

Eddie Boggs


Thanks from Rock the Fall Ball official

Dear Editor,

What a great time we had at the first Rock the Fall Ball on Friday night at Bruce Field in Pickens!

Thank you to everyone who braved the cold to see four great performances and raise money for Upstate Warrior Solutions.

Thank you to the artists who played with frozen fingers to our audience — J. Adam Broome, Matt Tucker, Benton Blount and Confederate Railroad.

So much appreciation to the City of Pickens Street and Sanitation, Landscaping, Police Department, Fire Department, Mayor David Owens, Pickens County Rescue Squad, Coca Cola of Greenville, Michael’s Restaurant, Cornerstone Christian Music, Pickens County Courier, iheart Media of Greenville, Pickens Sentinel, Studio 62, Scene on Seven and Pickens Senior Center.

Our volunteers are priceless. Thank you to every person who gave their time and hard work to help execute our event — groups from Home Depot of Easley, Pickens High School Science Club and Women of Flame and every individual volunteer. We couldn’t do our events without you!

Thank you for your service to our country, Derrick Popham, and each member of Upstate Warrior Solutions. We are proud of what you stand for and appreciate you allowing our committee to dedicate the Rock the Fall Ball to your organization.

And last, but not least, thank you to our Pickens Azalea Committee — Russ Gantt, Jeff Hogan, Glenda Stewart Lofink, Kristen Henry, Carlton Holley and Frances Wannamaker.

Susan Stansell

Pickens Azalea Festival

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