Your Grrrs: Nov. 10, 2005

Rebekah from Fairfax, Va.: My Grrr is for people who don't think about the consequences of their public smoking. The smoking ban (indoors or out) has been a great boon to me and any other person who also suffers from a compromised immune or respiratory system (or the parents of children with these difficulties). We're glad it's here and wish we could take greater advantage of it.

Vicki from cyberspace: My grrr goes to the Senate for the hearings on the oil industry. The profits those companies make belong to the companies, not the American people who voluntarily pay the price at the pump. If you don't like how high the price of gas is, then don't buy it. Take mass transit, carpool, get rid of the gas guzzling vehicle, find an alternative. Just stop complaining that it is too expensive to fill the tank when your SUV only gets 12 miles to the gallon. We all have to take responsibility for our decisions. Stop looking to the government to solve every little problem that you can fix yourself.

Randy from cyberspace: The oil companies make a certain percentage on their product, when the price goes up so does their profit. This is called "profit margin." It is also called capitalism. If you don't like it, move to China and you won't have to worry about the government not telling you what to do.

Phyllis from Venice, Fla.: Who cares about T.O? I stopped watching football years ago. It used to be a great game with great players. Now it’s full of overpaid players and coaches … extreme half-times (bring back the marching bands!) … and a constant stream of over-sexed commercials (my kids can’t even watch the ads!). When they started stopping the game to put in a rash of commercials … I gave it up.

Shelby from cyberspace: My Grrr is about sharing the roadways. True, bicyclists have the same rights as motor vehicles and drivers of motor vehicles should respect bikers. However, the fact is that some drivers don't -- bicyclists insisting on their rights on crowded, narrow roads may end up being dead right.

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