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Rant & Rave

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

July 21, 2014 at 6:09 AM

Daily Rant & Rave: Hey DIY’ers, knock it off with the power tools

RAVE To my honest friend who discovered after a recent trip to Costco that she hadn’t been charged for an item in the lower basket and contacted Costco to give them the $17.49 she should have paid. We should all be this honest. RANT To my neighbors and neighborhood landlords with “homeowner projects” that remain in…

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July 20, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Sunday Rant & Rave: Robinson Cano is a true all-star

Note to Rant&Rave fans: We want to know your rants (or raves — c’mon, there might be something to rave about) related to the I-90 lane closures, which are in effect through July 25. Send yours to rantandrave@seattletimes.com; put “I-90” in the subject line. We’ll blog, and put in print, a selection of your responses. RAVE…

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July 16, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant & Rave: Don’t drag your dog out in hot weather

RAVE To homeowners along the STP (Seattle-to-Portland) bike-ride route who turned on their sprinklers or hoses and pointed them toward the road to provide refreshing mini-showers that made the ride in near record heat a much more pleasant experience. RANT To all the dog owners who insist on taking their poor puppy dogs to crowded farmers…

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July 13, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Rant & Rave: Scared dogs and super nerd to the rescue

RANT To the dog owners who tie their upset, barking dogs outside a cafe then go inside while the poor dog’s plaintive barking ruins the peace for those trying to enjoy outdoor seating. Today at Peets, two different people left their yapping, scared dogs tied to a bike rack so they could enjoy a nice quiet…

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July 12, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant & Rave: Is Seattle friendly, or unfriendly?

RAVE To the Seattle Public Utilities yard waste collection guy: I know it’s not in your job description to wave to my toddler so enthusiastically, but week after week, you share your great big smile and wave with enthusiasm. Thank you for making our Thursday mornings something to look forward to! RANT To all retail workers who don’t…

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