Readers rave about help picking up garbage, rant about “I mean”

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RAVE To the couple that stopped on the Burke-Gilman Trail to help me return trash to a purposely overturned garbage can, and to responsible dog owners who scoop up after their dogs, put the droppings into a plastic bag, AND tie the bag closed before tossing it into a garbage can.

RANT To people who start a response to a question saying “I mean…” You haven’t said anything yet. The questioner hasn’t indicated that they didn’t understand what your reply meant. Just answer the question and then if the response isn’t understood, then and only then do you get to say “I mean……..” and repeat your response in another way.