RAVE To the Mercer Island police who helped my mother when she got turned around trying to get to my place on Christmas Eve and wound up on the island by mistake. They helped her get back on the right track and escorted her back to I-405.
RANT To department stores for allowing dogs (not service dogs) into the store. My family and I were shopping downtown on Christmas Eve and within an hour three big dogs were roaming around the shoe department without regard to people who are allergic to, scared of, and just don’t want to shop with dogs. Employees’ excuse was, we can’t tell if they’re service dogs or not. To my knowledge, service dogs have signs that tell us they’re service dogs. What is it with dog owners who don’t get that we don’t all love their sniffing, licking, barking, jumping-up-on-us dogs?