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b L Ot00inions & Ideas THE HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS USPS 620-040 A ($rine uhlkatimt Millard B. Grimes, I=eclem Mlr. HALE PUBLLSHER/A DVERTlSIG DIRECTOR JOHN KUYKENDALL ASSOCIATE PUBHSHFJt/EDITOR ROB RICHARDSON /SSISTANT EDITOR JAYNE N BUSINF;SS M/LNAGER Phone (706) 846-3188. Fax (706) 846-2206 P, O ]x 426 Hogansville, Gcwgia 30Z) Would You Like Cheese on That? Ever noticed how making a simple purchase can become the biggest headache of your life? For example, I visited a restaurant recentlyand told the waitress, "I'll have a cheese- burger, fries and a Coke, please." Simple enough huh? No way. You know the conversa= tions that begin from trying to order at a restaurant don'tyou? Well, this one went a little some- thing like this: "We don't have Coke. How about a Pepsi?" she asP, ed. 'What's fine," I replied. "If it's not clear, it's OK." Then she looks at me and asks, "Do you want regular fries or spicy fries?" I really wanted to scream out... "If I wanted spicy fries I would have asked for them." But I simply looked up at her and said. "Regular fries will be fine, thank you." Then the question came that made me lose it: "Do you want cheese?" "Of course," I snapped back. 'What's the reason I ordexed a cheesebmgerAt does cxmae with cheese doesn't it?" The woman  what she had done. You could see the embarrassment rise in her cheeks. She walked away with- out saying another word. OF COURSE, it's really not her fault. Restaurant, especial- ly fast food places, are always trying to push items. The rea- son is simple, to make more money. I don't know about you, but a trip to a fast food place is like being on a game show. It's almost as ff the cashier is try- ing to play the old game of 100 questions with you. Think I'm kidding? See if this sounds familiar? You drive up to the drive through of a local fast food place. Let's look at this for a moment. The reason you go through the window is So you can't get your food and lon your way. If you had timi to ''Would you like cheese on that burger?" "No thank you," you replay. Thinldng to yff,"How stu- pid do these people think I am. If I wanted cheese I would order a cheeseburger." ''Would you like that super sized for only 29 more?" "Sure, that's fine." "Well, we can super, super size it for just an additional ten cents. Would you like to super, super size it?" You're thinldng, "No, I don 't usually drink a 64 ounce drink with my meal." But you reply, "No thank you." ''Would you like to try one of our desserts today? We have mudpie and chocolate covered grasshoppers on special this week?" ''No, thank you." ''Would you like one of our Elmo Christmas glasses? They are only .995 each." "No thank yotL" ''Would you like..." That's when the exchange over the glorified PA system comes to an end. "No, I just wadt my meal with Coke to drink, please." IF THAT ISN'r bad enough, try purchasing some- thing on sale. Here's an exam- ple of how that might go. "Hi, may I help you?" the sales clerk asks. '`why yes, I noticed this dia- mondbracelet you have in your sales catalog for $199. I would like one of tha." Now, you went in the jew- store with every intention of purchasing the bracelet that was on e. It should be sim- ple. You ask for it. They hand it to you. You pay them. Everybody ends up happy. Not SO. 'What's a promotional stop and eat, you would get out and go in. However, manag&\\; item,s. The diamonds in it are ment of the organization has' not as pure as this bracelet, trainedtheircashierstotryand which is only $100 more. Plus sell you more than what you want toorder. So, when you pull up to the speaker, the fun begins. "Good afternoon. Thanks for choosing It Ain't Real Burgers, But It's Close..Would you like to try one of our com- bos today?" You reply, "Let me have a number three with Coke to drink." Not realizing you just opened the first envelope con- mining the fh-st questiou in the game. that is a ten carat g01d bracelet and this one is 18 carat." Well, just color me stupid. I thought I was buying the best money could buy for $199. I've got an idea. The next time I pull up to a drive through window, as sqou as I hear wel- come. I'm going to shout, "I want a number one with Coke and that's all. Don't ask me any questions. I'm not here to answer questions, I'm here to eat: Thank you and have a nice day. TIlE HtK;AN.;Vlt.I.E HOME NEWS is published eekly by the Smr-Mercur) Publishing C-npany. a division of Grinms Publications. at )51 Rexelt Highway. Manchester, Georgia 31816. USPS 620-040. Subscription rates by'mail: $18 in Troup, Harris or Meriwelher Counties: $26 a year elwhere. Prices include all dcs taxes. Pcrkxlical Ix)stage paid at Hogansville. Georgia 30230. F(m sumt'mloNs call (706) 846-3188 or write to Cin.'ulation Manager. Star Mercury Publications, R O. Box 426, Manchester, Gewgia 31816. P'Im&'I].:R: Send addre,s chang to P. O, Box 426, Hogansville. GA )230. STAFF Publisher and Advertising Director ................................................................ Mike Hale Asx:iate Publisher and Editor ............................................................ John Kuykendall Busim-s Manager ................................................................................. Ja) ue Goldston Assistant Editor ...................................................................................... R Richard.m StaffWritel,s .......................................................................... Br);m Geter, Billy BD'am Assistant Advertising Manager. ................................................................ Laude lx is Advertising Sd ........................................................................................ Linda l_xter Comlxsing ................................................................. Deayne Floers. Valinda lve Cin:ulation Manager. ................................................................................... 'Judy Crews Legals ..................................................................................................... Jayne Gotdston Pressroom Manager. ....................................................................... Wayne Grochski Pressnxm ........................................ David Bt.gs. Lan 3 Colleges, Shannon Atkinson Cwa}ww OCES President ............................................................................................. Millard B. Grimes Vk'e ident ............................... i .................................................. Chad(me S. Grimes Sccmmry .......................................................................................... Laura Grimes Cot?r Treasurer ...................................................................................... Kalhy Grimes GUTeU Legal Count[ and Asismnt Secretary .............................................. Ja; S. Grimes PAGE 4 - HOGANSVIIA00 - Nov. 21, 2002 By the Way, Who Won That (Written in 1988 when introducing a new line of lran and lraq had been at desert tents. war with each other for seven What else bothers me is years) that I'm not certain who to pull for in the war. A number of things both- Would the United States ' er me about the Iran-Iraq benefit more if Iran won or war. if Iraq won? How would the First, did Iran invade Iraq war's outcome affect my win- or did Iraq invade Iran? And ter heating bill and gasoline is the Iraq-Iran war or the prices? Which side has the Iran-Iraq war? Do we have best-looking uniforms? (I two presidents that same con- tne basis for rock lyrics here: often use that to determine dition; and two of its leading "Did Iran invade Iraq/or did whom I'd prefer in a sport- exports are hate and terror- Iraq invade Iran?/Iraq Iran, ing contest, which is why I ism. But Iraq's not exactly a Iran-Iraq around the never pull for the Houston bastion of freedom and good- clock/Stay and be my lovin' Astros, whose uniforms look willtoal, either. If IranisJohn man." liketheywerepatternedafter Dillinger, Iraq is at least Second, I never know a dish of orange marmalade.) Pretty Boy Floyd. what to believe when I read If Iran wipes out a few about thewar, million Iraquis ( Irocks, I INTERVIEWED some One day, the headlines Iraqanians, Iraquonians), Americans to see which side read, Iraq Claims 7 zillion should I sleep a little better they favored. Iranians killedin a desert bat- at night or vice versa? Tossing out those who fie. hadn't heard about the war, The next day I get Iran JUST OFF the top of my didn't have an opinion, were says Nobody Left in Iraq but head, I'd say I should pull for drunk, who thought I was a Dogs and Camels. Iraq. The Iranians took member of some strange reli- For all we know, there Americans hostage, the aya- gious sect, who were busy might not be a war going on tollah, who looks like Gabby writing Oral Roberts a check at all. This could just be some Hayes with a bad case of con- and who were blowing bub- public relations firm's way of stipation, has given our last bles with their saliva when Small World: A Meeting by The longer I live, the smaller the world seems to get. Listen at this if you will! Several months ago at the beginning of the 14th District State Senatorial campaign, incumbent Senator George Hooks dropped by the news- paper office. I had met the candidate several years ago, but had never talked to him eyeball t 0 eyeball. Senator Hooks noticed the Bulldog insignia on the shirt I was wearing at the time, and asked if I was a Georgia fan. I told him I had a degree from UGA and had acquired a leaning in that direction over the years. Then Senator Hooks told me of a relative of his, an uncle I believe he said, that had played football for Georgia back in the twenties. This former Bulldog was Bobby Hooks, who I remem- bered was head football coach at Mercer University in Macon before World War II. Mercer never resumed collegiate football after the war. Anyway, I knew who Bobby Hooks was. The senator told me this story about Bobby Hooks that either I had forgotten or never heard. He said his rel- ative had been interviewed by the University of Georgia Athletic Board for the head football coach at Georgia after the 1938 season when Coach Joel Hunt was fired and Coach Wally Butts was hired, This made sense to me because I knew that Bobby Hooks was an outstanding football player at Georgia in the middle twenties, but I had never met him. My oldest sister, Mary Alice,. was.  ,student at Georgia at the time Bobby Hooks was playing football there. SHE TOLD ME this tale about going to a homecoming dance with Bobby Hooks. I'm not sure of the date of this homecoming dance, but it must have been exciting because I can still see my sis- ter's eyes sparkle as she talked about dating the (BMOC) Big Man of Campus that night. This was Bobby Hooks. My sister said our father was strict with her and a younger sister and set defi- nite curfew rules. The girls were not only required to be home by 12 midnight on homecoming night after the big dance, daddy's curfew also required the girls be in bed and lights out no later than midnight. ,. This homecoming night in Athens was so exciting my sister did not get home until just past the midnight hour. My sister would tell me that her date, Bobby Hooks; cut off his automobile motor and they coasted down Woodlawn Avenue to our home for fear daddy might hear them. asked, the results were t close to call One man did put the t ter in its however. "It's like cancer and AIDS," he Perhaps wha here is the stone late Georgian Bill pioneer sportscaster broadcasting the Harvard football "Whom do you prefer tomorrow's game?" Harvard student asked "Yale or fair Harvard?" "Neither one," he "You're all a bunch of Yankees and I hope you lose." BY NEWS m CARRYING COLUMNS BY THE LATE: BY MORIAND, AND BECAM  MOST WllD,Y READ OFmS BOO10 PROD P.O. BOX A, GA 31118-1166 A.N1] BOOKAND was on his way to checkl oldest daughter and be she was following "I rules. I Fearing what might al penifdadd00 ing curfew, my sister some quick thinking to :' daddy's wrath. She quickly cut off lights, jumped in W her evening gown AF removing her makeup . S leaving a crease in the no ers to breathe. She off daddy come in the room, t te on the lights ) ;n ( SOON my sister said s your could breathe a sigh 7 lay Daddy had come in my ter's room and satisfied self that everything Although I have heardl Hooks, I never met However, I recognized name from readin ALL WENT WELL at first. She entered the front football history. door, removed her shoes and Isn't it strange liow my meeting with Hooks could stir up a new of memories. The world gets every day! quietly tipped upstairs to her bedroom. So far, so good! As she began to undress, she heard our father making a noise elsewhere in the house. She realized daddy r cor ( Tlel ( 2-4 1 - 50 Years Ago... Numbe Green Wave Encounters ianchester Here Fribay Gets Inflm Hogansville *TAKING rr LY: for the b@ 'Fnba00 between Manctmst. Green Wave of Coach St. John's Manchester hero Fdday in what to be one of the most competitive struggles son. n CRRIrMAs BOX WST[IM: "Lot's some dbabk veteran The Legion Auxiliary box at Dr. Heads dental for you to give to veterans in for ." UON MOVIE TIME: Motors' Chevrolet was the feature of the meeting of the Lions Club the Community Monday.') TOWN OF "Hogansville was honorabk nor in the 1952  Town Contest." ltKI DN p, I )url ,( all 16,