December 28, 2014 at 6:00 AM
RAVE To the young man who made me laugh when I was hauling a large box to return an item I’d ordered; as he passed me he said “Hey, you shouldn’t lug around all that guilt.” I realized my box was emblazoned in bold print with the name of the company I was sending it to: Gilt. Did he know I’m a psychologist?
RANT To the couple who brought their toddler to a Christmas concert causing a constant, noisy distraction. That child should have been with a baby-sitter, or, at least, one of the parents or grandparents should have taken her to the lobby to expend her energy. We looked around and weren’t the only unlucky ones in the crowd to have our experience hampered by a young, unruly child who had no business being there. A baby-sitter could have been paid for the price of the ticket. Think twice next time!
RAVETo the Seahawks for their great wins, making my Seahawk presents for family and friends look good!
RAVE AND RANT Rave for the medical clinic security staff for taking the time to review their video footage to find out who hit my car. Rant and Bah Humbug to the driver thatwho hit my car; now I have a car repair bill in addition to medical bills for Christmas.
RAVE To the gentleman who arranged for us to move up in line at the Sheraton Gingerbread Village when he noticed that the long wait was tiring for my elderly mother-in-law. He went to ask staff if they could get us closer to the front of the line and they did. Thanks to all; she very much enjoyed the display.
RANT AND RAVE Rant to the people who take a tag from the giving tree and don’t follow through with a gift, letting down people counting on you. Rave to those who do follow through to make the holiday season special for a child or adult who would have otherwise gone without. Thank you all for your caring hearts, time and generosity.
RAVE AND RANT Rave to the volunteers who work so hard to light the beautiful Green Lake Pathway of Lights. Rant to the group that took holiday tunes and replaced the lyrics with politically harsh (though clever) lyrics — it wasn’t the right place or time; our little children were confused.
RANT To the woman sitting next to me at a holiday performance doused in so much perfume that, even with my scarf over my mouth, I couldn’t breathe and left at intermission. People need to understand how dangerous excessive perfume/cologne can be in tight quarters like theaters for people who have asthma or other respiratory issues.