Gray Line of Seattle responded to a Dec. 3 ranter who complained about buses idling too long outside the Warwick Hotel. The company is committed...

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Gray Line of Seattle responded to a Dec. 3 ranter who complained about buses idling too long outside the Warwick Hotel. The company is committed … environment … recognizes … respected … (and a bunch more stuff about the company). Bottom line: It’s legal for the buses to idle up to five minutes. Moving on …

“Why were you asking for only negative comments about the Fremont bar scene? [‘Is the Fremont bar scene interrupting your sleep?’ Rant & Rave, Dec. 10.] It’s good that local people have places to go in Fremont after-hours. Furthermore, the dollars these folks spend help keep our local economy afloat.”

“A rant for the driver on I-5 who in the dark of the morning commute Dec. 8 put dozens of people at risk. First he purposely cut off a car that was trying to change lanes, and when that driver honked he came to a full stop on the freeway and got out of his car to ‘confront’ the person. Thankfully the driver did not rise to the bait and the hothead got back into his car.”

“A big rave to the man from Bowie Electric who stood in the middle of 20th Avenue in Ballard Dec. 12 holding up a falling wire so cars could drive underneath. And a rant to City Light: Just because a wire isn’t lying in the street doesn’t mean it is not a hazard!

“A big rant to the Bothell branch of Frontier Bank, whose employees refused to give me change for a $20 bill because I didn’t have an account there. Because of this incident I will never have an account there.”

“A big rave for Fred Meyer stores for providing recycle bins for plastic bags near their entrances. The bins are overflowing each week when I return my bags. This service reduces refuse to our landfills. More retailers should provide this service.”

Fair enough. So, Belltown residents, how’s it going? rantandrave@seattletimes.com.