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Rant & Rave

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

December 21, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Rant & Rave: $900 lost and found

RAVE To the U.S. Postal Service delivery person who rang our doorbell and instead of just leaving the package, waited to tell us that package thieves were in the neighborhood and gave us tips to avoid losing future deliveries. What a thoughtful representative of our postal service!
RANT AND RAVE Rant to the rude, intoxicated couple seated behind us at “A Christmas Carol.” Rave to said drunk woman, who did a circuslike somersault down the aisle steps after being evicted. My teenage girls saw in action what I’ve been telling them about the negative effects of alcohol.
RAVE To the awesome guy at Arena Sports who turned in a cash envelope with $900 I lost while watching my daughter play soccer. I hardly have $900 and don’t usually carry that kind of cash around but it was for making a large cash purchase. Thank you Mr. Nice Guy who turned it in and Mr. Nice Kid who kept it, waiting for me. They solidified my belief that people are good and kind.
RANT AND RAVE Rant to the business who sold us what was supposed to be a freshly flocked tree that was actually frozen and crumbled up and died when it thawed after we put lights and ornaments on it. Rave to the local lot that helped us pick out a beautiful new tree and gave us a discount when they heard our story.
RAVE To the elf or elves who decorate a huge tree on Highway 22 top to bottom with ornaments and bows. I drive by weekly to visit my son at Monroe Correctional Complex and this magical tree gives me a moment of joy along my usually tedious journey.
RANT To a local grocery store that offered our son a two-week stint doing parking enforcement during the holidays, then let him and another youth go the first day, saying they’d over-hired, leaving our son out of spending money for Christmas gifts due to their mismanagement.
RAVE To the couple at the Leavenworth Christmas tree lighting event who came to our aid, seeing my distress when the eatery hostess said we’d have to wait an hour for seating. My 87-year-old husband uses a cane and couldn’t wait that long to sit, and the younger man immediately asked the hostess to seat us at his table with his girlfriend, then paid for our food! We so appreciated it and will pay it forward.
RANT To people who blame the family of a drunken driver for not getting him or her help. Don’t you think these people have been through enough pain and anguish already? You can’t help someone who refuses to acknowledge the disease and seek change. Only they can help themselves.

Comments | More in Rant & Rave | Topics: blaming drunken driver's family, intoxicated theater goers, Leavenworth Christmas crowds

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