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Good Monday morning to you!

     Ever posted an angry comment about a business online? Ever wish you could take it back? You are not alone. Critical comments posted online or on social media sites can be devastating not only to the business, but sometimes to the person who posts them, too.
     GearHungry.com conducted a survey of 3,140 respondents and found that almost one in five Iowan online shoppers (16%) have had “review regrets” after posting a negative complaint about a business or service online. For comparison sake, the national average is 18%. So much for Iowa nice.
     Maybe not surprisingly, the poll also found that 37% say they’re more likely to post a negative review while in a bad mood, and 35% say they would more likely post a negative review about a large company than a smaller business. Encouragingly, a growing number of complainers seem to understand the damage that their comments can do to a business’ reputation. But for some (84% of those polled, apparently), damage appears to be the goal. Sigh.
     So what should a person do who is unhappy with a product or service? Well, it’s not rocket science, but it does require some human decency. If your problem is with a local business, how about avoiding the temptation to be “Internet Hercules” and instead actually talk to the manager and give him or her the opportunity to make the situation right? After all, isn't that how you would want to be treated?
     Make it a great Monday, and thanks for reading.

Shane Goodman
President and Publisher
Big Green Umbrella Media
515-953-4822, ext. 305


Your Clear Mortgage forecast from Jason Parkin

Mostly sunny today with a high in the low 60’s. Temps warm from the low- to the mid-60s Tuesday through Thursday. Decent rain chance Friday, with lesser chances for the weekend.

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Traffic notes
E 7th Street will be closed for Road Construction from E. Court Avenue to E. Raccoon Street. This closure will be active from Wednesday, May 12, to  Saturday, May 15,  and will impact All lanes.
Through traffic on University Avenue between 66th Street and 67th Street will be closed starting this morning at 6 a.m. until June 11 for utility work.
The Score
IOWA CUBS:The Iowa Cubs pitching staff tossed a combined no-hitter to win the series against Indianapolis Sunday, by a final score of 2-0. MORE
MLB: White Sox 9 Royals 3; Cardinals 2 Rockies 0; Pirates 6 Cubs 5  MORE...
THE WILD: Iowa Wild (15-12-4-0, 34 pts.) blanked the Rockford IceHogs (11-17-1-0, 23 pts.) by a final score of 2-0 at BMO Harris Bank Center on Sunday afternoon.
A.M. Headlines

FROM KCCI: Waukee man arrested after police say he struck 1-year-old

WAUKEE, Iowa — A man is in the Dallas County Jail after authorities said he struck a 1-year-old child in a Waukee home. According to a police report, Gregory Stucky called authorities on Friday evening. He said he had spanked his 1-year-old daughter and "she was behaving strangely," police stated. When authorities arrived they found the child unconscious and breathing on the the ground. ... READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV 13: Man Who Survived Tornado at Iowa Boy Scout Camp Graduates Med School

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Thirteen years after he was injured in a tornado that killed four boys at a Boy Scout camp in western Iowa, Kevin Hanna is graduating from medical school. Hanna said the time he spent in rehabilitation after breaking his pelvis when the storm struck the Little Sioux Scout Ranch prompted him to choose a career in medicine.   READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Body found on I-35 in West Des Moines identified

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — A body was found on the shoulder of northbound I-35 near Mills Civic Parkway. The woman has been identified as 38-year-old Stephanie Waddell from Oskaloosa by West Des Moines Police. Investigators believe she may have been struck by a car sometime during sometime between late Saturday into early Sunday morning. ... READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5

CITYVIEW's Best Of Des Moines 2021

Nearly 14,000 votes were cast in the 2021 CITYVIEW Best Of Des Moines readers' poll.

Best Local Men’s Clothing Store
1. Mr. B
2. Badowers
3. Backroom Clothing


Read more

Rich Hoidahl collects pro golf memorabilia

By Jeff Pitts

The Principal Charity Classic is a definite “go” for this year, and the annual PGA Champions pro golf tournament is scheduled to be held June 1-6 at Wakonda Club in Des Moines. Only a limited number of fans will be allowed, but barring the unthinkable, Rich Hoidahl will be there.

Per capita, Iowa has the fifth most golf courses in the nation, according to golf.com. The sport’s popularity here is further supported by the stellar crowds that turn out when big-time golf events arrive.


Things To Do
Monday, May 10
At: 2001 Fuller Road, West Des Moines
Info: Runaway slaves sought refuge at… Jordan House. To visit the Jordan House, visit www.wdmhs.org/the-jordan-house.
     Radical abolitionist John Brown and other freedom-seeking slaves hid within the fields, barns and outbuildings at the Jordan House during its time as a stopover on the Underground Railroad. The stately Victorian home is one of Polk County’s oldest structures. It was built by James C. Jordan, one of Iowa’s most influential early settlers and a staunch abolitionist. Jordan served as Polk County’s “chief conductor.” Today Jordan House serves as a museum and as the office for the West Des Moines Historical Society.

The Church of the Land at Living History Farms marks the spot where Pope John Paul II brought his message of the importance of agriculture and land stewardship to the Midwest in 1979. The simple stained glass window of colorful design behind the altar in the church represents four fields and four seasons surrounding a cross. — Photo by Paul Houston

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Birthdays and Notables!

Happy 8th Birthday Will Holloway! — From MeMe

Happy Birthday to these celebrities: Bono, Kenan Thompson, Sid Vicious, Fred Astaire, Linda Evangelista, Rick Steves, Rick Santorum. Which of these songs was associated with Bono, which with Sid Vicious and which with Fred Astaire: "Singing in the Rain," "C'mon Everybody," "With or Without You."

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Poll of the Week

Which payment method do you use the most?

Credit card
Debit card
Electronic transfer

What’s your guess? Will we need to get COVID-19 booster shots in the next year, too?

Yes - 95%
No - 5%

Morning Chuckle
What holds the sun up in the sky?
Hitting the nail on the head: Danny Mielneczek

When is it too wet to play golf?
Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com Answer in the next Daily Umbrella.

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