Hey, you in the silver sedan, is that cereal you're eating? And you, symphony-goer: No coughing, no sniffling, no shuffling ... and no cereal cereal...

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Hey, you in the silver sedan, is that cereal you’re eating? And you, symphony-goer: No coughing, no sniffling, no shuffling … and no cereal.

“My rant (still!) goes to certain attendees of classical concerts at Benaroya Hall. I understand the occasional cough (which, for a crowd of up to 2,500, means you hear one about every five seconds). But beeping watches, shuffling your program, snuffing up mucus through your nose and even loose coins dropping out of your pockets during the performance? Come on!”

“A gigantic rave to the generous lady who paid for our parking in the garage by the Seattle Center Oct. 9. It was my wife’s birthday, and we were going to the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit. A random act of kindness that was much appreciated. (And will be paid forward!)”

“A huge rant to the driver Oct. 26 on I-5 north at Everett. Slow and wandering in lane. Were you tired? On the phone? Coffee? Nope. Astoundingly, you were balancing your cereal bowl and eating. Thanks for risking our lives for your daily fiber!”

“A rant about the 63 cents postage we must pay to mail in our absentee ballots. Not only is 63 cents too much, it should be free so that all voters will be able to use the absentee ballot even if they can’t afford the postage.”

“Rave of the year to Beth, who found my wallet on the Burke-Gilman Trail and called the number on my business card inside. Close runner-up is the unknown person who found my lost cellphone on the same day along Lake Washington Boulevard and turned it in to a local sports store. My opinion of Seattle folk rose several points that day. At least I didn’t get a flat!”

Strangest thing you’ve seen someone do while driving? We still think it’s that woman reading a book while crossing the 520 bridge. Contact rantandrave@seattletimes.com.