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Rant & Rave

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

August 20, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Hold off on Halloween and Christmas

RAVE To the burly and friendly construction site flagger on Dexter Avenue who greets the hundreds of passing cyclists each day with “Good morning!” “Have a nice weekend!”, or “Sorry for the delay!”: You’ve been making my day all summer long. RANT To major retailers who are always getting a “jump” on the season. I’ve already…


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August 19, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Happy driver’s license

RAVE For the woman at the driver’s license office who worked around an outdated document, made me laugh, and got me a driver’s license in a very short time, and to the other employees there who transformed a tedious business into a social event. RANT  To those morons who post insensitive, critical comments in social media…


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August 17, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Rant & Rave: Enough intrusive questions

RAVE To the Edmonds school district for providing free full-time kindergarten to all students at some schools this year, and kudos to their weeklong jump-start program to acclimate the new kindergartners to school and assess their skills so the teachers have an understanding of their new students. The parents’ meeting was helpful and very informative….


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August 13, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant & Rave: Plant thieves are bad apples

RAVE To the Seattle Fire Department firefighters who added so much fun to our Queen Anne neighborhood celebration of Seattle Night Out. In the spirit of the evening, they came to our block, opened their truck to kids and adults alike and were so friendly and gracious! We’re grateful to have them in our community. RANT…


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August 12, 2014 at 6:01 AM

Daily Rant & Rave: Thanks for the Lou Piniella bobblehead!

RAVE To the kind souls that generously gave their Lou Piniella bobblehead to my brother at Lou Piniella Mariners Hall of Fame Night. My brother has Down syndrome, is a HUGE Mariner fan and had been talking about this game since it was announced. He had his heart set on getting a bobblehead but unfortunately,…


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