Readers rave about King County Water Taxi service during Viadoom and observant bystander who pointed out skin cancer; rant about bumpy sidewalks and inconsiderate condo neighbor who dumped cat litter out the window.
RAVE To King County Water Taxis and their crews for their work to accommodate the large increase in passengers due to the Alaskan Viaduct closure. From using larger buses for shuttles, coming up with ways to speed boarding, and adding the Spirit of Kingston to fill in when possible, their efforts are really appreciated by both regular and new passengers.
RANT To the sanctimonious woman at the Mariners game who had the gall to come from her seat to stare down my husband and his friend because they didn’t remove their ball caps during “God Bless America.” There’s nothing in patriotic protocol that says it’s disrespectful to leave your hat on when that song is played, unlike the National Anthem. My husband and his friend are both retired from the U.S. Army with over 40 years of military service between them. How long were you in the military, lady?
RAVE AND RANT Rave to the University of Washington cheerleader program, which sets a high standard for athleticism, personal attire and looking one’s best. Rant to people that are jealous of them.
RANT To the fool living in the upper level of my condo who cleaned his cat’s litter box and dumped the resulting dirty liquid out the window. Now the units below have windows, patio doors and glass enclosures coated with gross gunk. What the heck were you thinking? Perhaps Newton’s law of gravity doesn’t apply to you? May you never reproduce!
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RAVE AND RANT Rave to the three kind men who ran to my rescue after I fell by Madison Park, providing first aid and helpful concern that was much appreciated. Rant to Seattle street maintenance for not repairing the uneven sidewalk. The staff at urgent care said it’s one of the most common causes of injuries they see.
RANT AND RAVE Rant to the crook(s) who stole my rear license plate after mangling the front one. Rave to the Bellevue Police Department, especially the super-nice dispatcher and the sympathetic and extremely helpful officer who quickly responded at my home. The plate was recovered the next day; thanks!
RAVE AND RANT Rave to all the convenience stores, gas stations, coffee shops and other businesses who allow cyclists to use their facilities while we’re out riding. Rant to the convenience store near a trail that no long allows anyone, even paying customers, to use their restroom.
RAVE To the brave girl who tapped me on the back at the Mariners game to say she didn’t like the brown spot on the back of my bald white head. My doctor told me today it’s skin cancer and luckily it’s been caught in time.