Wednesday, April 16, 2014
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
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Thoughts on the season

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It’s that time of year again. Everyone is in a hurry to get here or there. Unfortunately, it can lead to severe rudeness and/or dangerous situations.

Jerks in cars honking at you or driving right on your rear bumper in order to get their point across. Idiots racing through red lights to save five minutes or be stopped at the next red light. Homeless or mentally ill people, or even laid off city employees walking aimlessly, crossing streets against oncoming traffic, especially at night when it is hard to see them.

I see the city has upgraded most all busy crosswalks, with stopping lines 20 to 30 feet before the crossing lane, and has added flashing lights. Now the problem is the pedestrian pushes the button, the lights flash immediately and they just step out in the street without actually checking to see if the traffic has had time to stop on a dime. A lawsuit waiting to happen.

Who in their right mind would tear up the streets for repaving just before turkey day and black Friday? Did the city lay off the wrong people or have the contractors run amuck? Thank goodness that nightmare is almost over.

I keep trying to find out who won the Raley’s strike, and here is what I read and heard. The union website is posting a strong unified victory and Raley’s said it can manage with the deal. The employees aren’t sure what the deal is, except some lost a week’s worth of pay. The truth is, both sides lost and the unions still get their monthly fees.

Remember to turn on your headlights when you have your windshield wipers on. Everybody take a deep breath and mellow out. We should all be civil to each other, and even go the extra mile and be polite and nice. Everything will still be there when you arrive. Let’s all enjoy the holiday season in a safe and sane way. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, ya’ll.

Brad Anderson

Fairfield

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