January 26, 2015 at 9:13 AM
RAVE AND RANT Rave to loyal Seahawks fans who stay for the whole game, no matter the outcome, to support their team. Rant to the fans who leave with 4 minutes left in the game to beat the traffic home — they missed the greatest comeback in playoff history. Go Hawks!
RANT To the impatient middle-school teacher who has a grumpy attitude when I say I don’t understand something. If a student doesn’t understand a concept because it’s confusing, do you think raising your voice and getting mad will help them understand it any better? I don’t think so.
RANT AND RAVE Rant to the owner of the 100+ pound dog that body-slammed me running at full speed at Marymoor Dog Park while I was walking my dogs. Rather than ask if I was OK the owner smiled and shrugged when I shouted as I struggled to get up and walk away. Rave to all the responsible dog owners that keep their dogs in check at this amazing venue.
RAVE For the local restaurant who hired my disabled son as a greeter and for treating him so well, and to the team at Trillium job training for working with him and helping him find this job. It’s made him feel proud and boosts his confidence.
RANT To the bicyclist who was frustrated about the long line of vehicles we were stuck in who punched my new truck in frustration, so hard it left a big dent! I’ve done a lot of cycling and ridden motorcycles all of my life and care about what you have to deal with when it comes to stupid drivers, but I didn’t do anything wrong and I wasn’t blocking the bike lane, the big truck in front of me was. You owe me.
RAVE AND RANT Rave to the staff at Shoreline School District for handling a recent lockdown situation in a way that helped my child feel safe and secure. Rant to the few crazy parents who got aggressive, cutting lines and making a scene, making a difficult situation more stressful.
RAVE To the hardworking Puget Sound Energy crews for restoring the power of most all Seahawks fans so we could enjoy the nail-biting NFC Championship Game after Saturday night’s powerful windstorm.
RANT For young waiters or salesmen who say, “What can I do for you, young lady?” Since I’m almost 63 and happy to be that age, is this supposed to be funny, flattering or ironic? Since when is it good manners to reference a customer’s age? I’m tempted to say, “Let’s make a deal — you don’t reference the age of a complete stranger, and I’ll overlook your bad manners, especially when it comes to the tip!”