A true friend (and a kind stranger) tells you when stuff is sticking out of your pants. Oh, and a good dog owner tosses a loaded baggie...

Share story

A true friend (and a kind stranger) tells you when stuff is sticking out of your pants. Oh, and a good dog owner tosses a loaded baggie in the trash, not the brush.

“A sincere rave to the employees of the Aurora Costco and to the off-duty nurse who provided aid to my mother who collapsed there last Friday. By blocking the aisles with large boxes, you created a shelter and saved my mom from the embarrassment of ‘looky-loos’ during her ordeal. Hats off to you all!”

“A huge rant to the woman in the red raincoat walking your black dog on Forest Park Drive. Picking up your dog’s droppings and then tossing the bag into the ravine isn’t really picking up, is it?”

“After a quick bathroom trip while at the Costco on 205th and Aurora this week, I was stopped by a nice woman who noticed the toilet-seat cover hanging from the back of my pants. An embarrassing moment for sure, but it could have been worse! Thanks for telling me, not just laughing your way to your car.”

“A huge rave to the person at Redmond Town Center Cinema Oct. 21 who returned my son’s brand-new iPod Nano to lost and found. It was a birthday gift two days earlier, and he was almost in tears when he realized he’d forgotten it. You have proven to us that there are good, honest people out there. You rock!”

“A rant to the lone lady with kids using the HOV lane (Rant & Rave, Oct. 22). The HOV lanes only work as intended if they are used by cars containing at least two drivers; the theory being that this ‘doubling-up’ of drivers keeps another car off of the road. While not illegal it isn’t proper road etiquette to count non-drivers as HOV second occupants.”

Dear [political candidate]: Don’t call us, we’ll call you, ‘kay? rantandrave@seattletimes.com.