Dear Ann Landers: I have been a faithful reader for many years. It has always annoyed me the way the animal rights people gang up on you because you believe it is essential that animals be used for medical research.
Where were these animal lovers when a bull named ``Wild Willie' was publicly castrated in front of Mississippi State's college football team? This was part of the coach's plan to psyche up the players for a match against the favored University of Texas Longhorns.
Ann, this ``operation' was performed without any anesthetic.What do you think about this kind of ``motivation,' Ann? - Disgusted in Greenwood, Miss.
Dear Disgusted: That coach sounds as if he needs a brain transplant. But you'll be happy to know that Willie is going to be just fine. A couple of kindhearted Mississippi Delta businessmen put up $2,000 each so the steer could receive excellent medical care. Willie is going to be in clover from now on.
Dear Ann Landers: I have never seen this problem discussed in your column or anywhere else.
My wife and I spent weeks planning and looking forward to a river cruise, elegant dining and spending the night at a posh hotel in a nearby city. Our hotel stay was ruined when the slobs in the next room kept us awake until 4 a.m. with loud talk, shrieks of laughter and door slamming. They even rattled the door to our room several times just to make sure we didn't get any rest. When they finally decided to go to sleep, they hung a ``Do Not Disturb' sign on their door.
I am ashamed to admit that at 6 a.m., I turned the ``Do Not Disturb' sign around so it requested early maid service. Then I rang their phone every 15 minutes, turned up the volume on our TV and went to breakfast. I know that they were bothered by this because they banged on the wall and yelled a few obscene ``suggestions.'
You travel a lot, Ann. Has this ever happened to you? - Disappointed in Peoria
Dear Peoria: Yes, this has happened to me. I call the assistant manager, who notifies the security officer. He goes at once to ``visit' the guests (drunks), and you wouldn't believe how fast they sober up and quiet down.