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Bus stop problems
By Carrie Mueller


October 31, 2007
Wednesday AM

I ride the bus to and from the library bus stop every day of the work week with my 4 1/2 month old son. I can't even count how many times we have had to stand in the wind and rain to get away from the homeless people that sleep there because they are smoking and coughing all over the place. I refuse to subject my infant son to the smoke and uncleanliness that they bring to the bus stop.

It is unfair that as a paying customer of the bus system, I should have to stand out in the weather and risk my son or me getting sick because of it. I have called the police and seen social workers trying to offer these guys help and it does no good because they don't want help. I would have sympathy if they wanted help and no one would give it to them, but since they refuse, I have no sympathy for them.

Carrie Mueller
Ketchikan, AK

About: "I ride the bus every day of the work week to and from the library bus stop."

Received October 30, 2007 - Published October 31, 2007

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