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December 19, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Bully’s kids are bullies

RAVE To our intrepid recycle guy who, when our steep hill was blocked by trees and power lines, parked his truck and cheerfully walked up our hill to get the bins. When he discovered he’d mistakenly brought down a garbage bin instead, he laughed at himself and trekked back up the hill, down again, back…

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December 18, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Asking the boss for a date not a good idea

RAVE To the fine folks at Bellevue post office, who delivered a Christmas card to me with no last name on the envelope, the wrong street address and the wrong ZIP code …. however did you find me? The only thing that was correct was the house number! RANT To the flirtatious executive who kept winking…

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December 17, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Thanks, WSDOT, that feels much better

RAVE To the engineers of WSDOT who recently installed plates across the expansion joints on the Interstate 90 East Channel Bridge bike path. While we’ve been grateful to have a bike path to Mercer Island, for almost 30 years bicyclists have had to cross two expansion joints that were really jarring and just darn uncomfortable….

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December 14, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Rant & Rave: Charged for time spent stuck in parking garage elevator

RAVE To the wonderful people who stopped to assist me after I was hit by a car while crossing a local intersection. I was thrown onto the wet, cold street, where I had to lie until help arrived. Despite holding up traffic during rush hour, drivers and passengers got out of their cars to call…

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December 13, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Watch for holiday shoppers, drivers

RAVE To the stranger who kindly offered us an extra ticket to the Whitworth University Christmas concert. We offered to pay her, but she insisted on giving it away to us as we stood in line to purchase our tickets. Her generosity made the event even more special! RANT To people driving too fast through busy…

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December 11, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: ‘Most clueless parents of all time’

RAVE To Group Health for donating a parking lot, fencing and a generator to the Seattle AIDS Support Group (SASG) Christmas tree lot. Formerly, the sale was held in the small, unpaved, muddy SASG house yard. Now the cheerful SASG volunteers are in a paved lot with off-street parking. RANT To the parents who…

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December 10, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Don’t spread germs in the cream and sugar

RAVE To the young lady who took off her gloves and gave them to a very cold gentleman sitting on the sidewalk in downtown Seattle. RANT To coffee-shop patrons who sneeze and cough into their hands or blow their noses, then handle the milk, sugar, cinnamon and powdered-chocolate containers put out for customers to use. I’ve watched…

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