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A Few Minutes With: Kelly Smith, Newaygo County Road Commission Manager
Now before everyone yells at me about the inconvenience of having to take alternate routes or sitting in a flagging operation for what seems like an eternity, I get it and I sympathize. Most who know me would agree patience is not my strong suit and sitting in a line of traffic waiting for the person holding the little paddle sign to release me so that I may go on merry way to whatever exciting adventure awaits me... well, it can have a tendency to raise my blood pressure a couple points...
We ran our first section on Memorial Day weekend. A road section from 22-mile Road and Oak Ave. to 128th St. and Pear Avenue in Grant. I had been running twice a week and Anna had been playing Soccer this spring. I was confident the 3.5 miles would be a nice easy road run for us. We knew the temperature was going to be hot, so we started our run at 9:00 am. I didn’t realize the only shade on the route was in the first mile. By the time we turned onto 128th St., our pace slowed, the conversation ended, and the finish couldn’t come soon enough...
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N3 has posed a series of questions to servers both past and present who have walked the boards in our area. We will be sharing their responses as well perhaps other feedback from our readers who have ‘served’. Our hope to shine a light on what it might be like to be the non customer in this ritualistic exchange of service for compensation.
N3 welcomes any servers past or present who might be interested in sharing an anecdote or two about their experiences in the field or possibly be willing to participate in our survey.
My husband and I bought our first home over 16 years ago. We were newly engaged and this was going to be where we began our life together. It was a brand new double wide on about 2 acres with a pond in the backyard. It was close to our jobs and not too far from our families. It was perfect. We thought we were doing an awesome job taking care of our house, until the heater stopped working and I thought a pilot light was something a person that flies airplanes uses to see at night time...