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Rant & Rave

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

October 26, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Rant&Rave: I’ll stand up for a curtain call, thank you very much

RANT To the two women hiking Squak Mountain and allowing their pack of unleashed dogs to get aggressive with me and my leashed dog more than once. Why is the first thing out of your mouths excuses and not an apology?
RAVE To the Seattle police officer who alerted us to a free street parking space becoming available as we were about to pull into a parking lot and pay a high rate to park on a Sounders game day. After his kind gesture he wished us a fun time at the game; what an awesome guy.
RANT AND RAVE Rant to the players, fans, coaches and parents of the youth-football league who left trash strewn all over the football field, playground and parking lot after their games. Pick up your trash and take trash and recyclables home after the game if the park bins are full. Youth need to learn to be good citizens as well as good athletes. Rave to the Seattle Parks Department employees who cleaned up the mess; the field was a disaster when I walked by Monday morning and all picked up by the time I walked home after work.
RAVE To the three motorists who assisted me after I crashed my bike, especially Amy, a complete stranger who drove me and my bike home. At least a dozen cars passed by after my spectacular flip, so I really appreciate those who stopped. Head and neck injuries are painful, but their patience and help took a lot of the sting out of it.
RANT To the people talking throughout the movie, even after others asked you to “shush.” This isn’t your family room! We all paid to see and hear the movie. Where’s your manners and consideration of others, and what are you teaching your kids? Stay home and rent a movie!
RAVE I was on crutches for four months following an injury and everyone was extremely helpful. People in Bellevue, Seattle and Tukwila opened store doors and carried things for me. They totally renewed my faith in the true goodness of humanity.
RANT To the bike rider who cut in front of me when he had a red light. I was driving a commercial vehicle weighing almost 90,000 pounds and had to slam on the brakes. These vehicles don’t stop fast. Other bike riders were astonished at his recklessness.
RAVE AND RANT Rave to the Seattle Opera for a great performance of “Don Giovanni.” Rant to the “lady” sitting behind my husband who hit him in the back and told him to sit down during the cast’s curtain call when the audience was giving them a standing ovation. How rude!

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