I received some interesting letters from readers regarding last week’s column about women leaving purses in their cars while pumping gas. I thought you would enjoy some of the reader’s comments.
It was a pleasure reading your column regarding the gas station and leaving purses. I was at a gas station and I was about to get gas and looked where I had my purse and remembered your suggestion. I immediately took my purse and placed it on the floor and locked my car. Well, there were two young men who drove through the gas station twice. (I now pay attention to these things.) When they came around the third time, I noticed they slowed down to the car that parked next to me. I immediately yelled at the woman and said hurry lock your car, she kind of looked at me kind of crazy, but I guess the tone of my voice alerted her, and she did. I then proceeded to tell her what I saw and sure enough her big purse was on the passenger side which she placed on the floor. I think there should be a campaign where gas stations place signs warning women to lock their cars and place their purses on the floor.
Again thank you for your tireless effort in helping us women get some “brain smarts” so we don’t become a victim of a crime.
Miriam, Kendall Lakes
Yesterday’s column was so informative. I was at a school dropping off my kids and started to notice how many mothers leave their purses in the car while dropping off their kids. I counted seven cars with purses in them on the passenger side. I wanted to check if the cars were locked but figured I would get into trouble. So what I did was get a “sticky note” and placed it on their windshield saying “I could have taken your purse.” I wanted to stay and tell them myself, but I had to go to work. What is interesting is that at this school we have had cars broken into just for that reason.
Thank you for great information and I hope that those seven moms will think twice next time.
Elaine M., Doral
Well you heard it from the horse’s mouth as they say. We need to be more vigilant and make others aware also. And again, thank you for the great feedback. I love hearing from all of you readers.
In closing, I want to recognize a couple of people who as “public employees” showed exemplary work, and we never hear of the good work they do. I want to start with Jonny in the Hialeah Social Security Office, who patiently explained to me the Medicare process, and also Maggie and Robert at the city of Hialeah insurance benefits office, who also walked me thru some very confusing issues. We truly don’t applaud all these employees who work so hard in government offices and put up with so many issues. I commend them all because truly you are the backbone of our community.
Have a safe Columbus Day! Please don’t drink and drive, and if you go on a boat please make sure everyone wears a life jacket.