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Rant & Rave

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January 4, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Rant&Rave: Rant to thoughtless dog owners in city parks

RAVE AND RANT Rave to the dedicated Seattle Parks Department employees in Volunteer Park who not only keep our crown jewel looking lovely but also do their best to politely address the off-leash-dog problem with owners whose dogs are running loose. A big rant to thoughtless dog owners who ignore the signs posted everywhere and are rude to park employees and anyone else who questions their right to let their off-leash dogs have the run of the park. The majority of park users, including those of us who leash our dogs, would really appreciate it if you would take your dogs to one of the many dog parks in Seattle and leave other urban parks for the rest of us to enjoy.
RAVE To the woman who saw a young mother pushing a small child in an umbrella stroller and carrying a baby in her arms and said to her “I have a stroller for two at home and don’t need it anymore. Would you like it? I live a few minutes away and will go get it if you wait here.” The woman brought back a nice, clean stroller and I was so impressed with the kindness she showed this young mother.
RANT To Century Link Field and the Seahawks, though we’ve been loyal fans since the ’80s, after security pulled my husband and 15-year-old son out of the stands because someone claimed to have seen my son drinking from a flask. They missed part of the game and were lied to by security who said they had them on a video they refused to show them. When we contacted the Seahawks to point out the ridiculousness of the situation they sent a reply about policy.
RAVE To the man who jumped out of his parked car and raced uphill to help me get up from the sidewalk when I slipped and fell in downtown Seattle. I was so stunned by my fall that I don’t think I thanked him, but I sure appreciated his help.
RANT AND RAVE Rant to the person who came on our property and broke my car’s passenger window. Rave for giving me a laugh — you stole 30 pounds of margarine.
RAVE While in line at a store I realized I’d locked my keys in my car and mentioned it to the clerk. A woman behind me offered to help and drove me home, waited while I got the key, then drove me back to the store. I wasn’t dressed for walking in the rain and cold and her kindness was a wonderful Christmas gift.
RAVE To the Seahawks offensive line. The city of Seattle should use them to open the hole instead of Bertha!

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