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Rant & Rave

Times readers share their encounters with the good and the bad.

October 15, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Joyful national anthem

RAVE To Bridgette Hempstead, who sang the national anthem at Sunday’s Seahawks game. I don’t consider myself a particularly patriotic person, but her spirit and love of country washed over me. It was a joyful and wonderful performance. RANT  To the cellphone lot at SeaTac Airport that has one exit and streams of traffic coming at…

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October 14, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Pleasant, efficient Social Security

RAVE To Judy at the Social Security office, who was pleasant, informative, focused and efficient on our appointment to file for benefits for us and our adult disabled child. Our multiple applications were complex and she was under time pressure for later appointments, but she made the experience a pleasure. Such a joy to see…

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October 13, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Stay out of bike lanes, cars

RAVE To the gentleman who gave my young daughter an autographed Earl Thomas Seahawks football helmet outside a downtown restaurant. You made her night! RANT To motorists who use the bike lane so they can take curves at a higher speed or drift into the lane so they can see past cars ahead of them. Please…

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October 12, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Rant&Rave: Ditch the scooter in church, kid

RAVE To the patient bank customers trying to use the drive-up ATM when my battery died after my transaction, leaving me blocking the ATM. Without exception, every person was sympathetic and offered to help. The experience left me with renewed faith in the neighborliness of Seattleites (and a new battery!). RANT To the racist person who…

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