Readers rant about being jealous of furloughed workers, rave about Orcas EMTs

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RANT To all the idiots who say they’re jealous of furloughed federal employees because we’re “on vacation.” A vacation is having fun, exploring, sightseeing, and trying new cuisine. I don’t shower every day and wear dirty clothes to save money. Anyone who thinks this is a vacation can pay my mortgage and bills.

RAVE To the EMTs on Orcas Island who responded quickly when my son had a stroke. They performed the initial diagnostics, arranged for him to be flown to Harborview by helicopter, then arranged for his wife to get priority boarding on the ferry so she could join him as quickly as possible. He’s now doing fine.