What is the best way to motivate children? You know, homework, chores and the like. I give my kids allowance, but
even if you threaten them with no allowance, they don't care.
in Durango West
Silly Janet! Don't you know these are the times of a Donald Trump reality series and the likes of subhuman Paris
Hilton on the boob tube? Do you really think a measly $20 will get your child to do anything? Attempt the
tried-and-true threat of sending your rebel child to a religious-fanatic foster family, or, better yet, lock them out
of the house and make them pay their own way through life, it's the only way I got to where I am today!
- Thanks Mom,
I just broke up with my girlfriend. Unfortunately, we live in a small town and it sucks because I see her everywhere!
The break-up was mutual, but it's tough because she has already found someone new, and I get uncomfortable when I see
them. I don't want to move, and I'm bumming out. Help ease the pain for me, please.
I am sure you have noticed, small towns make for a small dating pool. Don't you know the oldsaying, "In a small town
you don't lose your girlfriend, just your turn?" Don'tfeel sorry for yourself. Invite her new boyfriend out for a few
drinks at one of our high quality local drinking establishments andgive him tips on how to please his new mate. You
may just make a new friend, and the only person feeling awkward will be that dirty @#$%&. Quit bein' such a
crybaby and get back into that fine dating pool that is El Rancho.
- Happy hunting,
I often drive to work early, and I notice a lot of cars that don't scrape the frost off their windshields. Or, there
are some who will just scrape a little area so they can see out of the windshield. Don't these morons realize they
could hurt someone not being able to see out of their side windows and all? Is not scraping your windshield illegal?
- Angered yet concerned driver
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Your letter belies your Texan rearing? First off, I'd like to enlighten you a bit. Here in Colorado we like to drink
lots. On frosty mornings such as the ones we have been experiencing recently, sometimes we are a smidge hung over.
Who likes to be out in the freezing cold morning whilst hung over? NO ONE! Anyone experienced in cold weather driving
will tell you, all the frost removal necessary is the 3-square-inch space in front of your face, making for minimal
frost removal time. What should piss you off is when people drive with huge mounds of snow on their vehicles, which
causes chunks of snow to blow onto your car. You people should watch out.
I'm sick of my parents treating me like a kid! I'm 14 years old, and they still monitor my activities like I'm 10. I
get good grades, am responsible, don't do drugs or drink (although my friends are starting to), and I think I'm a
good person. How can I get them to trust me?
- Your friend,
Dear young Billy,
Tell Janet to lighten up.