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Rant & Rave

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

January 11, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Rant&Rave: Don’t watch porno while riding the bus

RAVE To the young man at Starbucks who bought his morning coffee with a $100 bill and said “pass the rest on till it runs out.” People were so happy and inspired that some contributed to the “pay it forward” spirit and the freebies lasted nearly all day. What a treat!
RANT AND RAVE Rant to the “gentleman” on the bus watching pornography on his phone, positioning the HD screen to a captive audience of ladies. Rave to the bus driver who was about to call a supervisor after I “snitched.” The “gentleman” turned off his phone before the driver made the call.
RAVE To the bride’s family for asking their florist to find a place that would enjoy the flowers from their wedding, and to the florist who brought them to our retirement community for the tables in the dining room. What a wonderful way to share your love!
RANT To the irresponsible young woman jogging in the street pushing a baby stroller directly into oncoming traffic (me!) around a blind corner obscured by shrubbery. If I’d been going a bit faster or been inattentive this could have been a tragedy. I hope the little smile and wave you gave me as I slammed on my brakes was followed by something more appropriate, like “My God, how could I have done that?”
RAVE To King County Metro’s Access transportation system who help that helps our adult autistic son who can’t speak get around with their its amazing and critically important service. Thanks to the tireless call takers who help me set up trips, the dispatchers who help me track his whereabouts and dedicated drivers who help him and so many others with an array of special needs, remaining patient even while navigating through Seattle’s insane traffic! It’s a life-giver to many people.
RANT Thanks to the thief who stole my catalytic converter in the Park and Ride lot for not using a saw. Your consideration to use a wrench saved me the cost of several parts, as opposed to just the major pieces, you jerk.
RAVE To the good Samaritans who came to my rescue when my car died, pushing my car out of the busy street, calling the tow company and waiting with me until the tow truck arrived, saving my life and reaffirming my faith in humanity. Hurray for chivalry!
RANT To the delivery driver who delivered my wife’s Christmas present to the wrong address and to the person there who didn’t return it or contact us.
RAVE To Harborview Hospital and their wonderful staff. It’s been four years since they restored our son to health — thanks for our son and all the other sons and daughters you continue to help.

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