Know your customers
To the editor: Here’s a message for businesses – know your customers.
After doing business in the village bank for more than 52 years, I was trying to cash a $17 check from a well-known company. To my surprise, the bank teller told me that she didn't recognize me and asked for a photo ID.
Needless to say, I was, as they say, floored.
Customers want respect. This was especially hard on me after just coming from my heart doctor. I was not mad at the teller or the manager – it’s the bank's new attitude toward the customers. That is all it took to move my funds to another bank.
Glenn R. Hecox
To the editor: Sorry, Rufus Wallace, to burst your bubble to see how bad President Obama would do without his teleprompter. But all presidents at one time or another use a teleprompter. So do TV announcers, etc.
Have you forgotten how Sarah Palin wrote on her hand – a sort of makeshift teleprompter?
Ethan and Joanna Remley
Honor our vets
To the editor: Our military has suffered greatly the attacks of “sneakers” hitting us “below the belt,” knocking down our Twin Towers, causing loss of the plane in the Pennsylvania field and even the Pentagon. Remember the times our embassies were attacked and the U.S.S. Cole being hit. And never forget Pearl Harbor.
Since announcing the date of our withdrawal, the most recent attack on our embassy in Libya has sent home four more bodies. You know the details of all that they have suffered – just look at the bodies of many arriving from overseas who are our guardians.
Quoting a veteran, “Our military should be strong enough to deter our adversaries; it must be ready so that we do not repeat the mistakes of the past,” referring to the early stages of the Korean Conflict, where we lost too many good service people because we had cut our military so deeply.
Veterans Day is our day to bring out the flag to honor those wonderful veterans who gave whatever was called for to keep us free. They have taken the brunt to keep those offenders off our shores to the best of their abilities.
Veterans Day is Nov. 11. How do you plan to honor your veterans?
Yvonne N. Darling
To the editor: Habitat for Humanity of Ottawa County would like to thank everyone who stopped by their booth at the Oak Harbor Apple Festival this year. Also, thank you to the many volunteers who devoted their time.
I would like to extend a special thank you to the Oak Harbor – Penta FFA students for constructing the picnic tables for our fundraiser. Bryan Witt of Oak Harbor was the winner of our kiddie table, Teresa Ferguson won the OSU table and Chris Hepner of Oak Harbor was the winner of the U of M table.
Shelley A. Asmus, Executive Director
Habitat for Humanity of Ottawa County.