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Rant & Rave

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

August 24, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Rant&Rave: Thanks for saving cyclist

RAVE To all the wonderful folks who adopt older animals from local animal shelters, including whoever adopted Sherman, a 12-year-old cat, from Regional Animal Services of King County Animal Services. Although he’s 12 he has the heart and soul of a kitten. Older shelter animals have lots of love and affection to share with their adoptive families so please consider them.

RANT AND RAVE Rant to those who’ve destroyed outdoor-art installations at the Heaven and Earth art exhibit at Carkeek Park the past two years. Rave to the artists and associates who press on to share their vision of art integrating with the environment and our lives. It’s their spirit that makes this a worthwhile effort, despite the actions of a few sorry people.

RAVE To Jonelle, the brave and fast-acting bystander who performed CPR on my dad after she saw him fall off his bike due to a cardiac arrest, and to the amazing Station 18 Fire Department who arrived at the scene in less than four minutes. You and the incredible medical teams at Harborview Medical Center truly saved my dad’s life.

RANT To Marymoor Park concert security for kicking out a couple who refused to stop dancing. These people paid $80 each to see the show, it was general admission in a field, and it isn’t posted anywhere that you aren’t allowed to stand or dance. Rant to the guy who told security to kick them out, took a bow when they were escorted out, then proceeded to stand himself for the second half of the show.

RAVE  To the fireman who stopped by my lemonade stand in his fire truck. My friend and I tried to give him the lemonade for free, but he insisted on paying us. It made our day that he took time to stop!

RANT AND RAVE Rant to those who don’t respond to written invitations but show up anyway. Raves to those who helped make a memorable celebration of life for my husband despite not knowing how many to plan for.

RAVE AND RANT Rave to all the locals who came by our stalled vehicle to check if we were OK, if we needed any assistance or could they bring us anything from the nearby supermarket. Urban Seattleites rock! Rant to the emergency-road service who didn’t respond to our tow request for five hours.

RAVE Like Uncle Billy from “It’s a Wonderful Life,” I arrived at the teller window to make a deposit only to discover I’d had lost my envelope. Big rave to Sarah, who found the envelope with my checks and drove to my house to return them with a note to say she didn’t want me to wait for them to arrive in the mail. Thank you!

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